Community Outreach

Girl Scout Engineering Day (GSED)

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 (GSED). Hands-on activities introduce 4th-6th 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, participate in making asphalt cookies, and playing science and engineering games.

Girls Lead the Way (GLtW) 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.  The conference showcases nine different engineering majors, college peparadness, professional dress, and networking opportunities. For more information see the flyer, to enroll go to the Mines SWE website.

Contact Agata Dean for more information.

Halliburton Making the Connection (MTC)

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.

Girls & Science Event

Mines is a sponsor of the Denver Museum of Nature and Science Girls & Science Event that takes place each March.  SWE members serve as role models and provide activites at the Mines Engineering the Way Clubhouse.

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: