Registration is open!

The 2023 Leadership Summit Registration is open! This year’s theme is Setting Base Camp. Participants will be able to build their leadership skills through engaging speakers and activities and will leave the event equipped with the basics of being a leader on campus and beyond. This half-day event is open to ALL students and includes lunch and several giveaway items. This is a great opportunity to attend a professional development event on campus, and we look forward to seeing you there!

 Leadership Summit 2023

sETTING bASE caMP

 February 4, 2023 | 12:00 – 4:00pm MT |

Ben Parker Student Center Ballrooms

Meet Our Speakers!

Elenya Grant

I graduated with my B.S. from Colorado School of Mines in Electrical Engineering (Information and System Sciences Track) in May 2020, during my undergrad I also did some coursework in Singapore while studying abroad. During my undergrad, I worked as a barista at the Book n’ Brew for all three years, did undergraduate research in the electrical engineering department during my final semester (K-12 STEM outreach and Lithium-Ion battery charging control).

After my undergraduate studies, I started my master’s degree at Mines which included thesis work on floating offshore wind turbine control and co-design. I graduated with an M.S. Thesis in Electrical engineering in May 2022. During my first year in graduate school, I worked as a Resident Advisor in Mines Park. In my second year of graduate school, I also worked as the Maple Hall Community Director, RHA Co-Advisor, and the Electrical Engineering DI&A Graduate Student Liaison.

After graduating with my master’s degree, I began teaching EENG307: Introduction to Feedback and Control systems as an adjunct instructor for Fall 2022 at Mines. I also began working at NREL as a hybrid systems integration researcher.

Rusty Frishmuth

Rusty Frishmuth is a Senior Environmental, Health and Safety Systems Advisor for Denver-based Ovintiv, an international oil and gas exploration and production company. Rusty has over 30 years of environmental, health, and safety experience, working both as a consultant and as leader of corporate EHS teams. He has spent the last 20 years implementing and supporting EHS programs in midstream and upstream oil and gas operations. In his role with Ovintiv Rusty is focused on developing and deploying health and safety programs in the Permian Basin. Throughout his career Rusty has been actively involved in the development of environmental regulations, testifying before both the Colorado Air Quality Control Commission and Colorado Oil and Gas Commission during rule making proceedings. Rusty has also extensive experience with the negotiation of air quality-related enforcement actions with the US Environmental Protection Agency, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, and US Department of Justice.

Rusty received a Bachelor of Science in Engineering with a specialty in Civil Engineering and a minor in Environmental Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines. He is a Certified Safety Professional and is a registered Professional Civil Engineer in the State of Colorado. He enjoys skiing, fly fishing, mountaineering, and traveling with his wife and two daughters.