Something fun for Christmas:
Growing up there were two things that really frightened me, tornadoes and fires. The second became more pronounced after my Spanish teacher, Karen Kittinger, and four of her children died in a house fire in 1975. Mrs. Kittinger was one of my favorite teachers; she was so beautiful, soft-spoken and kind. After her death, I became somewhat fire-phobic (as my parents would attest to). Since then, I have matured and have become more realistic about fire prevention and safety.
A 1966 hit single by the Temptations "Beauty Is Only Skin Deep" speaks about inner beauty and its value over physical appearance. While we all appreciate beautiful appearances in people and things, we also know that what's inside is what really matters. Take for example Miss USA, Deshauna Barber. Deshauna is beautiful indeed, but she is much more than that; she is also a lieutenant in the United States Army Reserve, a graduate of Virginia State University, and earned a master's degree from the University of Maryland University College.
April 21, 2016, Watertown, SD: Enercept Structural Insulated Panels was recognized at the 14th Annual Structural Insulated Panel Association (SIPA) Building Excellence Awards ceremony on April 5 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The firm earned two first-place awards for both the Multifamily and Commercial under 10,000 Sq. Ft categories. The projects were scored on four criteria including how the use of structural insulated panels (SIPs) resulted in quantifiable energy efficiency; design and structural engineering innovation; creative use of SIP construction; and overall environmental sustainability.
Enercept worked with the National Science Foundation in manufacturing the structural insulated panels (SIPs) for the National Science Station (Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station) and the Degree Angular Scale Interferometer (D.A.S.I. Satellite). Both are located on the southernmost point of the Earth.