Women’s History Month

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MARCH 2023

Events sponsored by
Women in Science, Engineering
and Mathematics

Events and Links

Women’s History Month Luncheon – Featuring Arjumand Alvi
Wednesday, March 1st 11:45am | RSVP Required
Our speaker, Arjumand Alvi,  is an engineer at NASA, runs a STEAM education and outreach platform, and was a top 10 finalist in the 2022 Miss International pageant. Location will come with RSVP confirmation.


Forces of Mines: Elevating Women Leadership Conference 
Saturday, March 4th 8:00am – 5:00pm | RSVP Required
Network and hear from keynote speaker Christy Uffelman of EDGE Leadership. Includes lunch and award ceremony for students and alumnae.

EMPOWER “Heart Centered Leadership”
Wednesday, March 8th 12:00pm | McNeil Room
Bring your own lunch to this professional development workshop with guest speaker, Kathi Quinn. This is an opportunity to recognize and reflect on how grief impacts one’s role as an individual, leader, and member of a community.

Events and Links

WISEM/Women’s MCA Community Read
Monday, March 13th 3:00pm | Boettcher Room | Registration
Join the Mines Community to discuss the book, Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus. Light snacks provided.


Women of Color Speaker Series
Wednesday, March 15 3:00pm | Ballroom B | Registration
MEP and WISEM are bringing a panel of BIPOC women together to share their challenges, experiences and successes. Panel Info Flyer


WISEM/AAUW Salary Negotiation Workshop
Tuesday, March 28th 11:30am | Avery Room | Registration
Come hear Mines’ own Wendy Winter-Searcy discuss salary negotiation.

2023 Women’s History Month Speaker

Arjumand Alvi

Arjumand Alvi

NASA Engineer

Arjumand Alvi graduated from the Colorado School of Mines in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. Since graduating Mines, she’s followed her passion for space exploration and worked exclusively in the aerospace industry, has led STEAM education and outreach efforts through her platform ✨ Anyone Can Touch the Stars ✨, and placed as a Top 10 finalist in the 2022 Miss International pageant. Arjumand obtained her Master of Science degree in Systems Engineering from the University of Houston-Clear Lake in 2020, and she is currently an Engineer at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX. Arjumand envisions expanding her STEAM platform globally to inspire the next generation of explorers. 

Past Women's History Month Presenters

2022            Nicki Gonzalez, Professor, Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion History, Politics and Political Economy

2021            Angela Dodson, Author, Editor, Writer and Consultant

2020            Becky Stone,  Scholar, Actor and Storyteller

2019            Sylvia Acevedo, Chief Executive Officer, Girl Scouts of the USA

2018            Robbie Gries, Pioneering Women in Petroleum

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