Chevron Lecture Series

The Chevron Corporation provides funding for an annual luncheon each October featuring women leaders in science, engineering and business. The entire Mines community is invited to this annual event.

2020 Chevron Lecture Featured Speaker

Dr. Corinne Lengsfeld serves as the Senior Vice Provost for Research and Graduate Education at the University of Denver.  A deeply respected teacher, researcher, administrator, and colleague, Dr. Lengsfeld has been part of the DU community for over 20 years.  Previously, she served as the Interim Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor.  As a faculty member still engaging in research, she specializes in interdisciplinary research in the meso- and micro-scale fluid systems. Her research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Defense, the State of Colorado, Keck Futures, and others.  She holds a Ph.D in mechanical engineering from the University of California-Irvine.  

Dr. Lengsfeld is wholly committed to supporting students and, most especially, she is renowned for supporting women students in traditionally male-dominated fields such as her own.  Throughout her career, 38 percent of her Ph.D students, 50 percent of her MS students, and 54 percent of her undergraduate research assistants were women.  She has also served as the director of the K-12 summer outreach program in engineering.  Through this program, nearly 3000 students were reached and 34 local STEM educators were trained.  Her dedication to research and student success led her to receive the Best Teacher Award (2004) and Best Scholar Award (2007) from the Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science, as well as the Robin Morgan Outstanding Woman Award (2012) from the Women’s Staff Alliance for Networking & Development and the University Scholar/Teacher of the Year Award in 2012. The recording for the lecture can be accessed here.


Past Chevron Lectures

2018            Denise Burgess, President and CEO of Burgess Services Inc. 

Denise Burgess

2017             Liz Shwarze, General Manager of Chevron Exploration in Africa and Latin America

Liz Schwarze

2016             Dr. Elizabeth Hausler, Founder and CEO of Build Change

Elizabeth Hausler

2015             Teresa Taylor, Author, Balance Myth:  Rethinking Work Life Success and former Qwest COO

2014             Anita Piel, Ph.D., Mines Almna, Food Scientist and First President of Mines SWE Section

2013             Honorable Elbra Wedgeworth, Chair – 2008 Democratic National Convention

2012             Kirsten Volpi, Chief Administrative Officer, United States Olympic Committee

2011             Marsha W. French, Sr. Research Associate at ExxonMobil’s Upstream Research

2010             Michelle Moorman, Mines Alumni; Mgr. of Regulatory Affairs, Summit Utilities

2009             Dr. Ranee Shenoi, MD, LLC

2008             Faith Winter, National Field Director, The White House Project

2007             Janeen Judah, President, Chevron Environmental Management Co.