Karen speaking at the DigiGirlz Event

Karen speaking at the DigiGirlz Event

Karen Purcell was the keynote speaker at the 2016 annual Microsoft’s DigiGirlz event in Reno, Nevada. Ms. Purcell spoke for 45 minutes on the importance of getting girls into STEM fields and ideas on how to get involved. The crowd of 100 responded with great questions and enthusiasm.

DigiGirlz, a one-day event, held at multiple Microsoft locations worldwide, is designed to provide high school girls with a better understanding of what a career in technology is all about.

 

Karen Purcell was the keynote speaker at the 2016 annual Microsoft’s DigiGirlz event in Reno, Nevada. Ms. Purcell spoke for 45 minutes on the importance of getting girls into STEM fields and ideas on how to get involved. The crowd of 100 responded with great questions and enthusiasm. DigiGirlz, a one-day event, held at multiple… Read More


 PK Electrical is expanding its electrical engineering services to the Denver area. The new office will be managed by principal, Alan Wiskus, LEED AP BD+C, vice president of PK Electrical. Mr. Wiskus brings 24 years of experience with him and has been instrumental in PK Electrical’s growth. “He is energetic, very knowledgeable and focused on… Read More


It used to be the case that in a university setting, engineering curricula was somewhat loosely defined due to there being so many career options available to engineers. Many different fields hire engineers. But colleges and universities won’t see an increase in enrollment in engineering programs if students are unaware of what an engineering degree… Read More


Interior lighting covers a very large segment of the lighting retrofit opportunities so I would like to continue with this topic and discuss lamp replacements.  Lamp replacements are usually the easiest retrofit to perform and consist of removing existing incandescent, halogen and non-ballasted lamps with screw in CFL lamps, LED lamps and energy savings non-ballasted… Read More


As mentioned in the outdoor lighting post, according to the U.S. Department of Energy, commercial lighting can account for 15% to 50% (with a median of 35%) of a building’s annual energy consumption.  Indoor lighting accounts for a majority of that statistic and also has a more diverse variety of lighting fixture types, lamp types… Read More


Here is a rare opportunity to join the region’s leading Electrical Engineering firm. PK Electrical is expanding. We are looking for top talent that excels in a fast paced environment. Desirable traits are strong initiative, team player, ability to work individually, pride in work quality and career minded. Electrical Engineer / Designer Responsibilities: Electrical design from… Read More


Karen Purcell, P.E. will be a featured speaker at the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Western Regions Joint Conference in Honolulu, Hawaii on March 2nd, 2012. Her presentation is designed to help women better understand and overcome the social and psychological hurdles commonly experienced in male-dominated STEM fields. The presentation is ideal for women who… Read More