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Women in Power: Celebrating International Women in Engineering Day
Jun 23, 2022
Lynn Belken
Today, we celebrate International Women in Engineering Day . Every year since 2014, the Women’s Engineering Society (WES) calls attention to and encourages more women to enter the field of...
EV Case Study
Jun 22, 2022
Vanessa Perkins
Electric vehicles (EVs) play a critical role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improving air quality in the United States. Sales and registration of electric vehicles are on the rise as the...
Supplier Inclusion Program
Jun 20, 2022
Ashley Palladino
As Juneteenth celebrations commemorating the end of slavery in the United States are taking place, it requires more than just celebrations and acknowledgment to continue to build more equitable and...
Cyberattacks on energy infrastructure
May 17, 2021
John Dirkman
Working to Protect Our Energy Infrastructure Nexant (now part of Resource Innovations) was recently in the news as part of a consortium of government agencies, universities, organizations, and...
Diversity, equity, equality, inclusion, board member, StepUp
Apr 29, 2021
Lynn Belken
Leila Sepahi
There has been a lot of talk about gender equality, inclusion, and diversity in the last few years---both in society in general, and within industries and organizations. It is an ongoing challenge in...
The Grid in Arts & Culture: Electric Art
Apr 26, 2021
Katy McSurdy
Electricity is mystifying. It is ubiquitous, dangerous, life-saving, and a great majority of end users don’t understand how it is transmitted and distributed in the grid. It’s also ingrained in pop...
Take Action on April 22 -- Together We Can Restore the Earth
Apr 19, 2021
Lynn Belken
Our Planet’s Special Day Earth Day has been celebrated on April 22 every year since 1970. It is the day where people around the world are taking steps to clean up the environment, conserve energy,...
Nexant Expert Adam Perry Joins PT Faculty at Lane Community College
Apr 12, 2021
Lynn Belken
Sometimes life comes full circle---we return to where we once came. When Adam Perry graduated from Lane Community College (Eugene, OR) in 2003, he was the student. Now in 2021, he returns as the...
Midwest Energy Solutions Conference Scholarship Recipients
Apr 5, 2021
By Anna Connelly, Senior Membership Associate at the Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (MEEA) This is a guest blog by MEEA, which was originally posted on their website . For the second year, MEEA...
 Introduce a girl to Engineering Day
Mar 23, 2021
Megan Anderson
“Failure is central to engineering. Every single calculation that an engineer makes is a failure calculation. Successful engineering is all about understanding how things break or fail.” Henry...