Episode 34 – Judy LeStrange

Judy LeStrange has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and a master’s of business administration. She currently works as a senior sales manager in the renewable energy industry. She began her career on an assembly line and went to night school to her degree in mechanical engineering. She has worked in a variety of areas including several that had very few women, even less than engineering!

Episode Notes

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

Acronyms, Definitions, and Fact Check

Utilities Technology Council (UTC) – The Utilities Technology Council (UTC) is a global association focused on the intersection of telecommunications and utility infrastructure. UTC gives voice to the men and women in the utility workforce who create and maintain critical communications systems that help keep the lights and the water flowing.  They represent the hands-on folks in the field and control rooms responding to storms, deploying new technologies, and securing energy and water infrastructure from all kinds of threats. UTC sits at the nexus between the energy and telecommunications industries, which are rapidly converging and becoming more interdependent. (www.utc.org)

UTC Region 3 – Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia (www.utc.org)

DistribuTech – DISTRIBUTECH International is the leading annual transmission and distribution event that addresses technologies used to move electricity from the power plant through the transmission and distribution systems to the meter and inside the home. The conference and exhibition offer information, products and services related to electricity delivery automation and control systems, energy efficiency, demand response, renewable energy integration, advanced metering, T&D system operation and reliability, communications technologies, cyber security, water utility technology and more. (www.distributech.com)

Disc film is a discontinued still-photography film format that was aimed at the consumer market. It was introduced by Kodak in 1982. The film is in the form of a flat disc, and is fully housed within a plastic cartridge. Each disc holds fifteen 10 × 8 mm exposures, arranged around the outside of the disc, with the disc being rotated 24° between each image. (wikipedia)

Electricomagntetic Fields (EMF) – An electromagnetic field is a classical field produced by accelerating electric charges. It is the field described by classical electrodynamics and is the classical counterpart to the quantized electromagnetic field tensor in quantum electrodynamics. (wikipedia)

Gauss – the unit of magnetic flux density B in the system of Gaussian units and is equal to Mx/cm2 or g/Bi/s2, while the oersted is the unit of H-field. One tesla (T) corresponds to 104 gauss, and one ampere (A) per metre corresponds to 4π × 10−3oersted. (wikipedia)

Airports with nursing/breast pump pods – Mamava has a simple freestanding lactation solution, and nearly 50 airports around the country, including Atlanta (ATL), New York’s JFK, SEA TAC in Seattle, have already installed Mamava’s lactation suites beyond the security checkpoint to ensure a stress-free travel experience for moms and families. (www.mamava.com)

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