Emily Rhoden

Women Engineers Share What They Love about Their Careers

by Emily Rhoden February 22, 2017

Women are vastly underrepresented in the engineering industry. Studies show that roughly 20 percent of engineering students and only 14 percent of the engineering workforce are women. We work tirelessly to fight these statistics and get more women into a field that offers so much potential. And one way we to do that is by […]

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5 Things You Can Do Now to Help Engineer a Child’s Interest in STEM

by Emily Rhoden February 20, 2017

You know the saying: “Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life.” I’m one of those lucky ones. As an education outreach coordinator at Burns & McDonnell, I am not only living my passion, I’m witnessing those special “student spark” moments. You know, that moment when […]

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STEM Education Pays Off for a Lifetime

by Emily Rhoden December 17, 2015

There’s no question STEM — science, technology, engineering and math — education is the bridge to a brighter future for the next generation. In the past 10 years, jobs requiring STEM skills are grew at three times non-STEM jobs. Those with STEM jobs earn 26 percent higher wages than those in other fields. And the top 10 […]

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Benefits of Job Shadowing for STEM Careers

by Emily Rhoden July 30, 2015

Students learn so much by observing — and, if they’re lucky, participating in — the everyday activities of employees. Exposing students to the workplace through job shadowing has long been a commitment at Burns & McDonnell. We see how job shadowing changes a student’s perspective. A recent study showed students exposed to science, technology, engineering […]

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Just for Fun: Signs Your Kid Might Be a Budding Engineer

by Emily Rhoden April 10, 2015

Pablo Picasso’s parents knew he was destined for artistic fame after his grade school teachers and classmates began commenting on his remarkable talent. Four-year-old Marie Curie taught herself Russian and French to keep herself occupied while her siblings did their homework. Bobby Fischer won the U.S. Chess Championship at the ripe age of 14, and […]

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