Chevron Lecture Series
About the 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.
2022 Chevron Lecture Featured Speaker
Pooja Sankar’s life story begins in a village in India. She became a computer scientist and started Piazza to solve the problems she had as one of only three women in her classes. She holds an undergraduate Computer Science degree from IIT, India, a Masters Computer Science degree from University of Maryland, College Park and an MBA from Stanford Business School.
Piazza Q&A is now the premier social learning platform, helping more than 5 million students learn beyond the traditional classroom in more than 2,000 universities spanning 90 countries. Students use Piazza to work together collaboratively despite differences in learning levels, gender, ethnicity, or socioeconomic status, and instructors address their questions as they arise. While Piazza Q&A enables inclusive learning, the Piazza Network opens up career opportunities.
Past Chevron Lectures
2021 Judge Terry Fox, Colorado Court of Appeals (COA)
2020 Dr. Corinne Lengsfeld, Senior Vice Provost for Research and Graduate Education at the University of Denver
2019 Alice Jackson, President, Xcel Energy
2018 Denise Burgess, President and CEO of Burgess Services Inc.
2017 Liz Schwarze, General Manager of Chevron Exploration in Africa and Latin America
2016 Elizabeth Hausler, Founder and CEO of Build Change
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.