Episode 28 – Emily McGavisk

Emily McGavisk is an environmental and civil engineer working as a consultant in the utility industry. Emily has a passion for helping clients with their renewable energy strategies and grid modernization. Emily shares her journey through times she wasn’t always sure she wanted to be an engineer into having a career as an engineer that she truly finds joy in.

Episode Notes

Music used in the podcast: Higher Up, Silverman Sound Studio

Acronyms, Definitions, and Fact Check

Environmental Engineering – a professional engineering discipline that takes from broad scientific topics like chemistrybiologyecologygeologyhydraulicshydrologymicrobiology, and mathematics to create solutions that will protect and also improve the health of living organisms and improve the quality of the environment. (wikipedia)

The idea that a certain number of unrelated women living in the same residence officially designate said residence as a brothel has been circulating college campuses for years. The myth is often used as an excuse by students to explain why their college lacks specific housing for Greek-lettered organizations. But the myth is just that – a myth. (http://www.mcdanielfreepress.com/2018/03/06/sorority-housing-brothel-myth-is-just-that/) I could not find any reason for Johns Hopkins University not having sorority houses.

60 Cycle – At 60 Hz, the rotor of the generator turns 60 cycles per second, the current changes 60 times per second back and forth, direction changes 100 times. That means the voltage changes from positive to negative, and from negative to positive voltage, this process converts 60 times/second. This is the standard frequency for AC power in the United States.

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