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Book Reviews Mrs Enginerd

Goodreads Challenge, 2016, 2017 and beyond!

Seems like it was only yesterday when I started to blog about the books and hobbies I embarked on as my 30s moved along. In 2015, I managed to read 55 books and by 2016 I had adjusted that number to 60, then up to 100. I am honestly not certain that I hit the […]

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Hurricane Maria Mrs Enginerd Travel

Navidades Post María

Salgo de Hato Rey con un cuarto de tanque de gasolina, suficiente para llegar a Carolina y virar par de veces. La E de Empty es una sugerencia, y todo buen Boricua sabe que hay par de millas más despúes de que la flecha pase de la marca. Los semáforos a veces funcionan, a veces […]

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2017: A Year in Review

When #45, Lord Voldemort aka he who shall not be named, was sworn into office people thought life couldn’t get worse. It did. Immediately after landing the gig of the Most Powerful Man/Leader In/Of the Free World he launched a Twitter attack on anyone and anything that opposed his way of thinking and of governing. […]

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Mrs Enginerd Nerd Stuff TV Shows and Movies

The Orville (Fox)

This year’s San Diego Comic Con was full of marketing and activities to promote Seth MacFarlane’s new project, a parody of Star Trek called The Orville. Based on a universe where various planets have formed the Union, Captain Ed Mercer (Seth) is assigned to complete space exploration missions alongside his crew, composed of many alien […]

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Mrs Enginerd STEM SWE 2017

Managing Knowledge, Lore and Connections

General Dynamics’Elizabeth Bocchino and Beth Mitchell hosted an info session during the SWE 2017 conference that was very relevant to the times: How do you document and transfer knowledge between the generations of employees? With 10 to 25% to the STEM workforce retiring in the next five years there is a need to save all the […]

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Mrs Enginerd STEM SWE 2017

STEM Topics: Imposter Syndrome

At the SWE 2017 conference, the phrase imposter syndrome was everywhere! Of the seven talks I attended, all of them mentioned this idea of women thinking they do not belong in STEM or are frauds. It struck me because I have never felt like I didn’t cut it or had what it took to be […]

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Mrs Enginerd STEM SWE 2017

Opening Thoughts on SWE 2017

With the hashtags #We17, #WomenMakeUsBetter and #BalanceTheEquation all over the twitterverse, it is evident that the Society of Women Engineers Conference in Austin is all about #STEMinism. As companies attempt to recruit, retrain and promote women into positions of leadership and technical excellence there is an accompanying social push to redefine gender roles in the […]

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Adulting Hurricane Maria Mrs Enginerd Travel

Saint David of Begnaud

Puerto Ricans have an excellent sense of humor, especially during their own humanitarian crises. When this picture first appeared, the islandhad been hit by a category 5 hurricane, María, which devastated the island on September 20th 2017. As they weather the aftermath that left over 4500 people dead – from causes attributable to the lack […]

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Natural Disaster Fatigue

Hurricane Harvey in Houston. Hurricane Irma in the USVI, Virgin Islands (VI), PR, Florida and the east coast of the USA. Category 4 Hurricane María decimating the USVI, the same VI as before and PR. The 7.1 earthquake in Mexico. Forrest fires up and down the Pacific North West. Between fundraisers, donation drop offs, prayers, […]

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Temporal, Temporal…

In Puerto Rico we have a very unique name for Atlantic based storms: temporales. We even have a song dedicated to the impact they cause in our immediate lives, the uncertainty of being in the way of the eye of a hurricane. There is something magical about that word because it describes both the temperamental […]