On this, the eve of International Women’s Day, EDN is shining the spotlight on 10 inspirational women engineers and scientists. We also want to acknowledge our awesome women ‘Tribers! Thank you to…
- Ashley: For keeping MindTribe humming with laughter and skill
- Elisa: For making electrons flow quickly and efficiently
- Grace: For driving our 3D printer faster than a Formula 1 car
- Linda: For putting the “quick” in QuickBooks with a smile
- Michelle: For being an uber-intern with diverse skills spanning galaxies
I think we as engineers prefer to focus on the technical side of the business, coming up with new ideas and solving problems. Or at least I would fall into that category. But occasionally it’s important to look outside our discipline at the systems supporting what we do. And one of those systems is patent law. Most inventors and companies are pretty protective of their ideas and technologies – inventors want their ideas used in the way they intended them to be used. And that’s, at the heart of it, why I think patent trolls make a lot of engineering blood boil.
With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, I thought we’d make some suggestions for romantic gestures fit for engineers and the people who love them.
Making something is definitely an impressive choice. One straightforward option would be to buy some really nice chocolate and melt it into a geek-themed mold. Remember to pick a theme your beloved is fond of. This Millenium Falcon might be perfect for your Han Solo admirers while these Dalek and Tardis molds might suit your Dr. Who fans. I honestly want them both. Here are some helpful tips on how to get the most attractive results. Or if you want to go full geek, make your own mold! Here’s a nice set of instructions for using Legos to make chocolate Legos. Everybody loves Legos, right?