Community Outreach

Girl Scout Engineering Day

Every October, the Mines student section of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) hosts over 100 Denver-area Girl Scouts for Girl Scout Engineering Day. Hands-on activities introduce 4th-5th grade girls to the opportunities that are available to them in the fields of math, science, and engineering. The girls attend stations with several engineering stations, make asphalt cookies, and engage with our SWE volunteers who serve as role models. For more information, visit the event page.

Girls on the Rise

Middle school is when girls start to shape an idea of their futures. Because of this, it is a critical time to encourage their interest in STEM careers. This annual half-day, activity-based event in November gives us a way to show middle school girls all the exciting possibilities STEM holds for them.  For more information, visit the event page.

Girls Lead the Way Conference

Each February, the Mines student section of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) hosts an engineering and leadership conference geared toward getting high school girls interested in pursuing STEM fields. This activity-based conference showcases all the STEM disciplines offered at Mines, a parent and family information session, student panel, campus tour college and networking opportunities. For more information , visit the event page.

Halliburton Making the Connection

This recruitment program for women undergraduate students brings accepted high school students and their parents to campus to make a connection to current women at Mines including students, faculty, staff and alumnae as well as other prospective women students.  The program encourages a sense of community, helps prospective students learn about the engineering process and working in teams, and introduces them to sponsor Halliburton and their commitment to women in STEM. For more information, contact Annette Pilkington.

Full STEM AHEAD Girls Camp

Full STEM Ahead Girls Camp is sponsored by Baker Hughes, and hosted by Colorado School of Mines. This multi-day, day camp is designed to encourage girls to explore the world of science, technology, engineering and math, and STEM-based careers. For camp details, peruse the event page.

Multicultural Engineering Programs  

The Mines Multicultural Engineering Program (MEP) offers several pre-collegiate programs designed primarily for middle and high school students. Visit the MEP website for further information and registration.

Resources Outside Mines

These are not Mines outreach programs, but you may find them valuable to get girls involved in STEM: