Women in Geoscience Forum 2018
On March 15, 2018, Mines will host a free networking event, sponsored by BHP, WISEM, and the Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists. It will include several talks about work-life balance, career changes, harassment, communication across disciplines, and the Imposter Syndrome. The forum will also feature women professional speakers such as Whitney Trainor-Guitton, Robbie Gries, Tanya Inks, and many more.
Women’s History Month
Each March, WISEM and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) co-sponsor a luncheon event to celebrate Women’s History Month. The Mines Diversity Committee supports festivities by coordinating displays, banners and give-aways to commemorate women’s accomplishments throughout history.
Past Women's History Month Presenters
2017 Susan Frontczak, Eleanor Roosevelt: Hammering out Human Rights
2016 Susan Frontczak, The Life and Times of Madame Marie Curie”
2015 Gail Beaton author and storyteller, Gail Murphy: A Colorado Rosie the Riveter
2014 Rose Red Elk storyteller and singer, Medicine Women of the Plains
2013 The Legendary Ladies, Stories of Five Unique Western Women
2011 Mary Jane Duran, Jeannette Rankin – Pacifist, Suffragist, Reformer
2010 Dr. Audrey Nelson, author, Crossing the Gender Communication Barrier
2008 Opalanga Pugh, The Story of Aunt Clara Brown
2007 Barbara Daubenspeck, A Portrait of Molly Brown
2005 Mary Jane Duran, Well Behaved Women Rarely Make History
The Continuum: A Celebration of Women at Mines
In the spring of 1999, Susan Rainey, a graduating SWE member, met with a small group of SWE members, female administrators and alumnae to discuss the idea of creating an event to honor the graduating women students and recognize the accomplishments of women at Mines—past, present and future. The group developed an event known as The Continuum and held the first celebration on April 7, 1999.
Since then, family, friends, alumnae and the Mines community are invited to gather on the Wednesday evening before graduation each fall and spring semester to attend this special graduation event. As part of a tradition started in the 1960s, when women graduates were given a red rose by Mines’ president along with their diplomas, women graduates are announced at the end of The Continuum and presented with a red rose and Mines bud vase.
The Continuum has become a tradition on campus and provides the opportunity for all women to be honored in celebration of their accomplishments at Mines.
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.
Past Chevron Lectures
2017 Liz Shwarze, General Manager of Chevron Exploration in Africa and Latin America
2016 Dr. 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.
Women in Science, Engineering and Mathematics Program (WISEM)
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Director, Women in Science, Engineering, and Mathematics Program