Careers in Energy and Defense


Vets2STEM Technology Expo: Careers in Energy and Defense

8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, November 8, 2019

Green Center, Colorado School of Mines, 924 16th St., Golden, CO

Bring your resume; event includes a free Vets2STEM T-shirt and lunch

Jump-start your STEM career

  • Meet veteran engineers and technologists solving critical energy and defense problems
  • View cutting-edge technology supporting our national security and warfighters
  • Ask about tailored education leading to high-wage STEM jobs

Reps from 9 national labs

  • Army Research National Laboratory (Maryland)
  • Idaho National Laboratory
  • Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (California)
  • Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (California)
  • Los Alamos National Laboratory (New Mexico)
  • National Renewable Energy Laboratory (Colorado)
  • Sandia National Laboratory (New Mexico)
  • Savannah River National Laboratory (South Carolina)
  • SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (California)

Colorado School of Mines, Colorado State University and University of Colorado Boulder will showcase programs that can help veterans thrive in STEM careers.


8:30 a.m.-12 p.m.Laboratory Exhibits
8-9 a.m.Student and Employer Registration (Coffee and Snacks)
9-9:30 a.m.Opening Ceremony & Welcome: Colorado School of Mines ROTC
Vice President for Research and Technology Transfer, Stefanie Tompkins
9:30-10:30 a.m.Veterans-to-Veterans: Panel discussion among veterans working as technologists and engineers
10:30-10:45 a.m.Morning Break and Exhibits
10:45-11:15 a.m.
Career Track, Metals Hall: Panel: Explore individual missions, employment opportunities and internships at DoE and DoD national laboratories

Academic Track, Petroleum Hall / Lobby: Colorado community college programs supporting energy and defense. AS and transfer programs

11:30 a.m.-12 p.m.Career Track, Metals Hall: One-on-ones with laboratory veterans on career goals, barriers and benefits

Academic Track, Petroleum Hall: Colorado university programs supporting energy and defense. Bachelor's degrees relevant to the national laboratories
12-1 p.m.Lunch and Guest Speaker Bill Fehrenbach

Bill FehrenbachBill Fehrenbach currently serves as a talent manager at Renton Coil Springs in the greater Seattle area focusing on training and development, recruitment and talent strategy. Prior to his current role, Bill served for over three years as a site manager for the United Service Organizations (USO) Pathfinder Program, providing personalized, worldwide support services to those exiting the military via a range of programs and partnerships providing direct services to thousands of veterans.

Bill has a background in providing services and programs to the veteran community through innovative methodologies and technology. Bill is a veteran, serving as an Army engineer officer for over nine years, specializing in project, construction management, and education.

His educational background includes a BA in interdisciplinary studies (Eastern Washington University), an MS in engineering management (University of Missouri Science & Technology) and an MBA (University of Washington). Bill enjoys continues to serve the veteran community through the Veterans of Foreign Affairs, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and Veterati. Bill is married to the former Amanda Rochelle Fehrenbach and they have a 4-year-old, Connie Lucille.
1-1:30 p.m.Closing ceremony: Colorado School of Mines ROTC
1:30 p.m.Employer and veteran networking

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