Archive for February, 2008
Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day
During Engineers Week a concerned effort is made to reach out to school age girls and make them aware of the educational fields that could lead them on the path to engineering careers.
Women are severely underrepresented in the engineering profession. Research shows that girls and young women lose interest in subjects and the fields of study leading to engineering careers long before they enter college.*
*source: Engineers Week – Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day
photo credit: Engineers Week / Hugh Moore & Associates
Pisces, the sign of the fish, is the twelfth and last sign of the Zodiac.
Individuals born under this sign are thought to be dreamy, romantic, humorous, generous, emotional, receptive, affectionate, and have an honest character, but are also prone to exaggeration, fickleness, passiveness, hypersensitivity, over-talkativeness and paranoia*
*source: wikipedia – Pisces
Celebrating Nicolaus Copernicus, the father of modern astronomy and the first astronomer to scientificallyÂ theorize that the Sun, not the Earth, was at the center of the universe.
photo credit: Wikipedia
While originally intended to celebrate the birthday of the first US President, George Washington, the holiday has morphed into a general celebration of all past US Presidents.
With the passage of the Monday Holiday Law (1968), the federal celebration of George Washington’s birthday moved from its actual date, February 22nd, to the 3rd Monday of February. The celebration of Abraham Lincoln’s birth (February 12th) while no longer observed as a federal holiday is also customarily celebrated on President’s Day.
link: President’s Day