December 2012

5 Cool Science Experiments for Kids

by The Burns & McDonnell Team December 31, 2012

As engineers, it’s no surprise we’re big fans of all things STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) — especially when it comes to inspiring kids to explore STEM curriculum and, later on, STEM-related careers. One way to get kids interested in science and math? Make learning fun! And although there are a slew of apps […]

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GAO: What Recent EPA Regulations Mean for Electric Generation

by Robynn Andracsek December 28, 2012

Two reports from the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) — the nonpartisan organization that investigates how the federal government spends tax dollars — have examined the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) regulation of the electric generation industry. Their findings indicate that the EPA lacks coordination, documentation and a thorough understanding of the effects of their regulations. […]

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The Evolution of Solar Power in 5 Short Years

by The Burns & McDonnell Team December 28, 2012

Solar power continues to be one of the fastest-growing sources of renewable energy. So fast, in fact, that this year alone, the amount of solar energy produced in the U.S. rose 500 percent. And although 2012 was an undeniably impressive year for solar power, the last five years have proven pivotal in accessibility and use. […]

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Employee Talent Show Benefits Families at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

by The Burns & McDonnell Team December 21, 2012

The holidays can be a tough time of year for families who struggle to make ends meet. And when you add the emotional and financial burden of a chronically-ill child to the mix, it becomes even more so. But thanks to the big hearts of several employees from Burns & McDonnell’s Southern California office, we […]

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5 of the Hottest Engineering Toys

by The Burns & McDonnell Team December 20, 2012

By now, you probably have most of your holiday shopping done. But if you’re anything like us, you’re always on the lookout for toys that might help inspire the next generation of engineers. So when we came across these hot engineering toys, we knew we had to share. And for those of you last-minute holiday […]

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