Author: Emily Gonzales

SWE Can Do It: How the Society of Women Engineers Helped Change the Face of Engineering

“The primary obstacle that women face in engineering is the perception of what an engineer is and what an engineer should be,” says Karen Horting, executive director and CEO of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE). In 1919, three female engineering students from the University of Colorado took action to overcome this obstacle by creating their own professional engineering society: the American Society of Women Engineers and Architects (ASWEA). ASWEA identified only 139 women nationally who took collegiate courses in engineering. Because of this small number, ASWEA founders saw the need for an organization that “stimulates women to achieve their full potential in careers as engineers and leaders, expands...

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Orediggers Return for Homecoming Weekend

  Alumni Weekend is an annual Mines tradition that brings alumni to campus for reunion dinners, campus events, and interaction with students and faculty; it’s a chance to relive old memories and create new ones with classmates. In 2015 and going forward, this special weekend takes place during Homecoming in the fall. This year’s event brought more than 600 alumni and guests home to campus, making the weekend a true homecoming for all. The weekend showcased a complete picture of Mines today: our remarkable academic progress was featured through department tours and a talk series; our incredible student athlete success was highlighted during the homecoming football game, varsity soccer games, and tour of the new Clear Creek Athletics...

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Send-Off Parties: Mines Alumni Welcome Newest Orediggers

Transitioning from high school to college isn’t easy, especially for students who move to new cities and states. Alumni from across the country do their best to help our newest Orediggers make the transition through annual summer ‘send-off’ events in their hometowns. In July and August, alumni volunteers hosted 18 send-off parties for new students, current students, students’ families, and fellow alumni. These events afford the newest Orediggers an opportunity to calm their nerves, meet other students from their hometown, and get even more excited about attending our premier university. Events included: a wild game cookout at the Munyan...

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Alumni Teaching Awards: 2015 Recipients Announced

Each year, the Alumni Association recognizes two professors for their superior teaching at the undergraduate level through the CSM Alumni Teaching Award, which includes a $2,500 grant. The 2015 recipients were selected from nominations by department heads, with input from faculty members, students, and alumni. We would like to congratulate this year’s winners: Pat Kohl from the Physics Department and Matthew Liberatore from the Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) Department. Kohl is responsible for creating environments that help disseminate best practices across campus and was one of the first faculty members at Mines to pioneer a flipped classroom methodology....

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