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From Mechanical Systems to Apps: Booz Allen Builds Tech Savvy Engineers

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There was a time when the surest way to make your parents beam with pride was to become a doctor or lawyer—a sure sign that you had a good head on your shoulders, and you were going places.

There’s still prestige with these careers, but we contend a new career has overtaken the coveted spot once held by these professions—the engineer!

We asked some of Booz Allen's engineers why the profession is so enticing and came up with five top reasons:

First Electric Highway in U.S. Unveiled Near Ports of L.A. and Long Beach

Southern California Edison is helping to energize the project to support a cleaner energy future.
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Electric trolleys first appeared in Los Angeles in 1887 and ran until 1961. This marked the beginning of Los Angeles’ long history of electric transportation. It continued in 1990 with the opening of Metro’s light rail blue line, which uses overhead electric wires to power the trains.

Fast forward to 2017.  

Qualcomm Spotlights Exciting Tech Advances at Grace Hopper Event

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Our largest contingent to date descended on the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, the world’s largest gathering of women technologists. This year, over 180 Qualcomm employees, across all levels, joined more than 20,000 attendees at the conference in Orlando, Florida. We raised awareness about our technologies, showcased our inventors working on those technologies, and the great opportunities available at Qualcomm.

Innovators @ Qualcomm: Serafin Diaz

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In a new series we’re calling Innovators @ Qualcomm, or IQ, we’re getting to know some of the very talented people that work at Qualcomm.

Black & Veatch Bolsters Water Infrastructure Design-Build Expertise

Bruce Duff named new Managing Director of Design-Build for water business
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., September 11, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Black & Veatch, a leading provider of design-build project delivery services for the water industry, today announced that Bruce Duff has been named Managing Director of Design-Build within its water business. Duff will be based in the Company’s Toronto metro area office.

VMware CodeHouse 2017 Inspires Female Coders

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VMware’s Palo Alto campus recently became home to ambitious young female engineers at CodeHouse – a three-day workshop teaching college women to make an impact and tackle technical challenges.

The event, which took place from July 19th – 22nd, aimed to bring to light the issue of diversity in the workplace and spur more women’s interest upon entering the technology field upon graduation.

Qualcomm Collaborates with Schools, Libraries and Non-Profits to Provide More Students Free, Hands-on STEM Camps this Summer

Qualcomm Welcomes Participants from American Association of University Women’s Summer Camp TechTrek
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Building on three years of successful hands-on STEM camps, this summer the Qualcomm® Thinkabit Lab™ continues to grow, with a total of 10 one-week-long camps in San Diego, the DC Metro Area and China. These programs are designed to introduce, inspire and encourage middle school students’ interest in STEM.

Weatherford Hosts High School STEM Externs

7 externs. 25 mentors. 12 business and technical disciplines.
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We have to brag on our Weatherford IPAA/PESA summer externs from Westside High School and Young Women's College Preparatory Academy. Over the course of their two-week externship they met with more than 25 mentors from 12 business and technical disciplines. Each day, the young ladies learned something new and grew more confident in their abilities. And each day, they left a lasting impression on our team. #WeatherfordWISE

Successful Summer STEM Externship at Weatherford

Providing Career and Education Advice to High School Youth
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We are incredibly committed to STEM education at Weatherford, especially when it comes to supporting women and underprivileged youth. In 2016, we provided approximately 2,220 students with STEM mentorship through our Weatherford Worldwide Initiative Supporting Education (WISE) program. In June, the Weatherford WISE program hosted seven high school girls from the Houston area for their IPAA/PESA summer externship. This is our first year participating in this program, though Weatherford has been engaged in a variety of other educational activities with IPAA/PESA.

Weatherford is Advancing STEM Education

Students Learn About the Importance of Well Integrity
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For one of our latest #WeatherfordWISE events, students from Houston Independent School District's Sharpstown High School participated

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