June ASHRAE Meeting - Awards Banquet
Join ASHRAE for a four course dinner, awards, officer installation, an ASHRAE slideshow, and salsa dancing (with lessons) at Cafe Sevilla, downtown San Diego on June 11th. After dinner and awards we will have our own private salsa dance lesson (for those who are interested). Stay after our event for free entry/entertainment at Cafe Sevilla; Kaliente Tuesdays with Bachata/Merengue dance classes & Southern California's best Bachata orchestras.
When: Tuesday June 11th, 2013 from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM Add to Calendar
Where: Cafe Sevilla, 353 Fifth Ave., San Diego, CA 92101
2013 ASHRAE San Diego 25th Annual Golf Tournament
Space and Sponsorships are limited and are expected to sell out fast!
When: Friday June 7th, 2013 from 11:00 AM to 6:30 PM Add to Calendar
Where: Riverwalk Golf Club 1150 Fashion Valley Road, San Diego, CA 92108 Driving Directions
Join us at ASHRAE's 2013 Annual Conference
Denver, Colorado | June 22-26, 2013
Take advantage of the opportunity to discuss and examine the latest topics in the building industry, such as high performing buildings and integrated design, through the technical program; participate in technical tours; attend ASHRAE Learning Institute courses; and earn professional credits.
Research Summit - held in conjunction with the 2013 Annual Conference. The summit addresses the latest research results, innovative research techniques and forecasts future research directions.
Technical Program - presentations and papers focus on current research worldwide; core HVAC&R applications and systems; and Integrated Project Design, Energy Modeling and Building Efficiency Performance.
Networking - share ideas and learn from fellow members from your hometown and around the world.
ASHRAE Learning Institute - seven in-depth training courses including a new Professional Development Seminar on Operations and Maintenance of High-Performance Buildings and a new Short Course on Optimization of HVAC Systems and their Components.
As a child growing up in Montana I never could understand what central heating and air conditioning was. More importantly I couldn’t understand why I had to bundle up to go out, take off my coat on the bus, and bundle up to get off the bus and then take everything off to into school. Couldn’t someone figure out how to keep things at more of an even temperature? Why did I always freeze at the mall in the summer and have to step out into the rain storm to cool off? How did that road end up where it is and how in the world did we actually put a man on the moon (or did we really)?
Quite frankly, I didn’t even know what an engineer was until moving to California in the 1970’s, let alone that a woman could actually be one. In Montana, women were supposed to go to the “Vo-Tech”, get their stenographers certificate (I’m really dating myself here) and marry a doctor or lawyer. Not me!! I always knew there was something more out in this big, vast world so I went to find it.
In short, over the years I found a love and appreciation for engineering. Had I known that it was possible for me to even consider a career in engineering I think I might have followed that path. According to payscale.com the top 10 majors that lead to the highest salaries are in the fields of engineering. As the world looks for more energy, petroleum engineers garner some of the highest salaries near $100,000 per year. Chemical. Electrical, and Mechanical engineers have a starting range of $61,000-$65,000 annually.
With those salaries, you might think that jobs in these areas would be scarce but this is not the case. Demand for petroleum engineers is expected to rise as much as 17% by 2020. Environmental engineers by 22% and Mechanical Engineers by 21%.
There is stability and job security for engineers. The US Bureau of Labor and Statistics reports that the unemployment rate for engineering and architecture was 5.1% versus 8.9% for the general population last year. The rate was just 2.4% for mechanical engineers.
I didn’t get that engineering degree and most likely didn’t have what it takes to be one-most people don’t. If you know a child that has any inclination towards engineering, mentor them. Become involved with our Student Activities committee. Show them what they have to look forward to and the difference they can make in the world. Engineering is the profession of the future for both men and women.
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