Hannah Fullmer

Hannah Fullmer is the editorial and multimedia assistant at ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR. Contact her at hfullmer@necanet.org

Articles by Hannah Fullmer

  • Aquila in position prior to takeoff. (From left: Kathryn Cook, technical program manager for Aquila; Yael Maguire, head of Connectivity Lab; Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook founder and CEO; Jay Parikh, global head of engineering and infrastructure)
July 2016
On June 28th, Facebook launched Aquila, a high-altitude, unmanned solar-powered airplane, for its first flight at Yuma Proving Ground in Yuma, Ariz. Although the team has been running tests and practice flights for months, until this point, only a 1/5th scale airplane had been tested. READ MORE
July 2016
Bertrand Piccard landed in Abu Dhabi on July 25th at 8:05 p.m. EDT (Easter Daylight Savings Time) after completing a two-day solo flight in the airplane, Solar Impulse 2 (SI2), an aircraft powered 100 percent by solar power. The journey marked the end of the first circumnavigation of the Earth in a solar-powered airplane. The plane READ MORE
June 2016
Route 66, has connected Santa Monica, Calif. and Chicago, Ill., since 1926 and, for a long time, was a major pathway for those travelling across the United States. With the creation of the interstate highway system, the road's popularity plummeted, and today, it is largely used as a scenic route. READ MORE
  • Training event at the Fairgrounds outside of Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.
May 2016
From May 2 to May 6, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) held its third annual National Safety Stand-Down, which raises awareness of frequently cited OSHA violations in the hopes of preventing common workplace accidents. READ MORE
  • United states wind energy
April 2016
According to the American Wind Energy Association, the U.S. led the world in wind energy production in 2015. The U.S. produced 190 million megawatt-hours (MWh) from wind energy. That’s enough to power about 17.5 million typical U.S. homes. Overall, wind energy accounted for 4.7 percent of the total electricity generated in U.S. in 2015. READ MORE
  • Image courtesy of NASA
April 2016
The city of Chicago announced The Chicago Smart Lighting Project on Sunday, April 17th. READ MORE
March 2016
As of today, Apr. 1, 2016, Frontier Communications, a Connecticut-based telecom, will take over Verizon's FiOS and landline users in Florida, Texas and California in exchange for $10.54 billion. These networks previously called FiOS by Verizon will now be called FiOS by Frontier. READ MORE