Women’s History Month
Events sponsored by
Women in Science, Engineering
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
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
MEP and WISEM are bringing a panel of BIPOC women together to share their challenges, expereinces and successes.
WISEM/AAUW Salary Negotiation Workshop
Tuesday, March 28th 11:30am | Avery Room
Come hear Mines’ own Wendy Winter-Searcy discuss salary negotiation.
2023 Women’s History Month Speaker
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