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21Aug

Did You Know: The first coaxial cable was invented in 1880?

English mathematician, Oliver Heaviside, studied the so-called skin effect in telegraph transmission lines. He concluded that wrapping an insular casing around a transmission line both increases the clarity of the signal and improves the durability of the cable. He patented the first coaxial cable in England in 1880. In 1894, The U.S. Patent office awards renowned inventor, Nikola Tesla, with the...

29Jun

Did You Know: The History of Girls Inc?

Did you know Girls Incorporated was formed in Waterbury, Connecticut in 1864 as a response to the needs of new working class: young women who had migrated from rural communities in search of newly available jobs in textile mills and factories? Girls Incorporated centers were warm, friendly places where girls could forget their troubles, even though the world outside had fallen...

13Jun

Event Recap: Tech It Out – Robyn O’Brien

Receiving the WICT scholarship gave me the opportunity to attend Tech It Out on June 6th at Villanova University. This year’s TIO event was on the topic of the Internet of Things and the positive impact IoT can have on our lives. There was also a focus on women in STEM and the importance of encouraging and empowering young girls...

05Jun

Did You Know: How WICT got it’s start?

Did you know WICT was officially launched when its board of directors met July 30, 1979, in New York City to approve its bylaws. The first annual membership meeting was December 13 in Anaheim, California, at the Western Show. Lucille Larkin stated in an article she wrote for the December 15, 1979, edition of TV Communications magazine, that the goals would...

19Apr

Did You Know: WICT National recently announced their 2017 Rising Leaders?

The RLP is comprised of industry professionals primarily at the manager and director level who have demonstrated leadership potential within their companies. “WICT’s Rising Leaders Program provides the next generation of industry leaders with essential tools to enhance their skills and strengthen their companies,” said Joanna Dees, WICT’s Associate Vice President of Educational Programs. “We’re very pleased to continue to have such...