Departmental and Graduate Women’s Groups

American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA)
The American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA) is a women’s professional medical organization whose mission is to advance women in medicine, advocate for equity, and ensure excellence in healthcare. AMWA strives to support woman at every stage of their medical career, as members include pre-medical students, medical students, residents, and physicians. For more information about Mines’ AMWA chapter contact our faculty advisor, Annette Pilkington at (apilking@mines.edu)  or President Azlan Tubbs (azlantubbs@mines.edu).
See meeting schedule for more information.

Association of Computing Machinery – Women’s Chapter (ACM-W)
ACM-W supports, celebrates, and advocates internationally for the full engagement of women in all aspects of the computing field, providing a wide range of programs and services to ACM members and working in the larger community to advance the contributions of technical women.  For more information on the Mines student chapter, please email faculty advisor, Kathleen Kelly (kathleenmariekelly@mines.edu).

Society of Women in Chemistry (SWiC)
The Society of Women in Chemistry (SWiC) strives to grow a community of students supporting the professional and personal development of female and non-binary students in chemistry and chemistry related fields at the Colorado School of Mines. Our organization looks to create a dialogue around topics such as being a woman in STEM and facing career choices. We also hope to inspire K-12 students about chemistry through community outreach. For more information, please email our faculty advisor, Christine Morrison (morrison@mines.edu)

Society of Women in Geoscience (SWIG)
SWIG’s purpose is building a strong and supportive community through networking and mentorship. For more information, contact faulty advisor, Manika Prasad (mprasad@mines.edu). 

Society for Women in Mathematics (SWiM)
SWiM is a student chapter of the Association for Women in Mathematics. SWiM is a community created to support women in mathematics at Mines. If you are interested in joining contact faculty advisor, Deb Carney (dcarney@mines.edu) or President Azlan Tubbs (azlantubbs@mines.edu).

Society of Women in Physics (SWiP)
SWiP promotes career development of women in physics while providing a welcoming support network. The group aims to enhance the experience of women working in the department through increased interaction with peers, mentors, and role models. If you are interested in joining or want more information, please email faculty advisor, Kristine Callan (kcallan@mines.edu).

Women in Mining (WiM)
The Women in Mining Organization strives to promote educational opportunities for all students interested in working in the minerals industry regardless of gender. Our goal is to institute and promote educational, scientific, and other programs that foster public awareness of the economic and technical interrelationship of mineral production with our economy and the public good. We also promote women involvement in the mineral resource and related industries by providing network opportunities and field trips to operating mines. Please email faculty advisor, Sebnem Duzgun (duzgun@mines.edu) with any questions.

Women in MME, ML, and Nuclear (WiMMN)
WiMMN provides a support network, professional development opportunities, an social activities for female graduate students in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Materials Science, and Nuclear degree programs. All graduate women in these programs are invited to attend WiMMN events and meetings. For more information contact faculty advisor, Corinne Packard (cpackard@mines.edu).

Women of Aeronautics and Astronautics (WOAA)
WOAA strives to provide support, empowerment, and networking opportunities for women and other minorities in the aerospace field. Based on the pillars of technical development, professional development, outreach, and chapter expansion, students, faculty, and industry partners work together to develop events and opportunities which benefit our aerospace
community. For more information on the Mines student chapter, please contact faculty advisor, Leslie Lamberson (les@mines.edu)

Women in Chemical Engineering (WiChE)
The Women in Chemical Engineering (WiChE) Society supports, empowers, and prepares women in chemical engineering and all STEM fields at Mines. WiChE aids in the professional growth, personal growth, and support of graduate students, undergraduate students, alumni, faculty, and staff. A man focus of WiChE is outreach to local elementary and high schools to expose girls and women to science and engineering. For more information on the chapter, please contact our faculty advisor, Dr. Rachel Morrish at (rmorrish@mines.edu).

Women in Cybersecurity (WiCys)
WiCys (Women in Cybersecurity) is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting women in cybersecurity from academia, research, and industry. WiCys student chapter at Mines aims to support women students at any level interested in cybersecurity to survive and thrive at Colorado School of Mines and in their future careers. This club will help reduce the gender gap in cybersecurity by getting more women involved in cybersecurity. For more information contact faculty advisor Dr. Chuan Yue (chuanyue@mines.edu).

Multicultural Engineering Program (MEP)
MEP was established in 1989 to recruit, retain, and graduate African American, Asian American, Native American, and Hispanic undergraduate students. Domestic students that are underrepresented ethnically and racially comprise over 16% of the student population at Mines. For more information, contact MEP Assistant Director,  Theresa Gatewood (tgatewood@mines.edu).

Women Graduate Student Programs

Women’s Graduate Forum (WGF)
The WISEM Program sponsors two Graduate Women’s Forum luncheons each academic year. Gatherings address academic and professional development topics, as well as provide an opportunity for women graduate students to meet other students and faculty members.

Women Graduate Students (WGS)
WISEM sponsors breakfast and social meetings for all women graduate students each semester. The meetings include social, networking, and professional development opportunities. WGS is a great opportunity for women graduate students to meet students outside their departments and connect around interests and experiences. Faculty advisor: Dr. Katie Johnson (kjohnson@mines.edu).  View the calendar below for this semester’s events.

spring 2022 calendar of activities

2022 WGS RSVP

These events are designed for current graduate students at Mines. If you are a prospective graduate student and would like to attend, please email wisem@mines.edu. 

August
September – luncheon
October – salary negotiation
November