September 2012

New Program Connects Students with STEM Professionals

by The Burns & McDonnell Team September 28, 2012

Enlisting the help of a mentor can be a powerful career development tool — and for those interested in exploring a STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) career, WitsOn (Women in Technology Sharing Online) is an exciting new resource. The six-week mentorship program connects undergraduate STEM students with female mentors in order to get the […]

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Burns & McDonnell, Securitas To Host Wounded Warrior Benefit

by The Burns & McDonnell Team September 21, 2012

In the past decade, more than 40,000 service members have returned from wars with traumatic physical injuries and lasting mental scars. That’s why we selected the Wounded Warrior Project as our 2012 Charity of Choice. Our yearlong campaign to raise awareness of and help the Wounded Warrior Project culminates on Monday with a benefit and […]

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The Top 5 Feats of Ancient Engineering

by The Burns & McDonnell Team September 19, 2012

There’s no denying that present-day technology and tools have created some truly amazing engineering and architectural marvels. Yet as we look to the future, it’s important not to lose sight of the past—and that includes recognizing iconic feats of ancient engineering. Engineering Management created an infographic that chronicles the 5 most amazing examples of ancient […]

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Sunrise Powerlink: Delivering Renewable Energy to San Diego

by The Burns & McDonnell Team September 14, 2012

San Diego’s renewable power supply recently received a much-needed boost from the completion of Sunrise Powerlink, a 117-mile, 500-kV project led by San Diego Gas & Electric. A recent dedication of the Sunrise Powerlink transmission line (pictured at right) celebrated the official completion of an extensive project that included a five-year environmental review and permitting […]

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Webinar: Benefits of Interoperability Standards to Utilities

by The Burns & McDonnell Team September 13, 2012

Although discussion regarding Smart Grid interoperability standards is ongoing, many utilities aren’t sure how the outcomes affect them — or why they should be invested in the conversations. If you’re in the utility industry and find yourself in this situation, make plans to join us for the next webinar in our 2012 Game Changers series, […]

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