Taking an Interest

by | Apr 6, 2018 | Alumni Network, Spring 2018 | 0 comments

The Aerospace Interest Group has been participating in, co-sponsoring and planning many events. Recently, members were panelists and presenters at an Engineers Week event held at Mines and sponsored by Lockheed Martin on Feb. 16, 2018. In May, the interest group is co-sponsoring a Young Professionals Networking Event with the Rocky Mountain Section of AIAA. Additionally, the group is working with DiggerLoop, the Mines Hyperloop team, as they head to the finals of the 2018 SpaceX Hyperloop competition in July. The group is also planning Trajectories 2018, after last year’s successful inaugural networking event.

The Entrepreneurship and Innovation Interest Group has been working on enhancing its presence at Mines. The group has held regular meetings with discussions about how to facilitate connections between Mines alumni seeking assistance in their business ventures and those with the services and expertise to achieve those goals. In January 2018, the group attended the Kern Entrepreneurial Engineering Network (KEEN) Foundation’s annual convention with Mines’ Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and faculty, learning about how other institutions have promoted entrepreneurship and innovation on their campuses. Mines was admitted to KEEN on Jan. 15, 2018.

The Women of Mines Interest Group committee meets monthly to connect and bridge alumnae across demographics, disciplines and stages of career development. The group is kicking off quarterly opportunities for alumnae to connect and develop both personally and professionally. Already, members have been involved in Making the Connection events this spring, where alumnae shared stories of their Mines experiences with admitted students and their families. In addition, the group has held networking events like happy hours and forums with discussions centered around work-life balance, career changes and dealing with harassment. 

A group of alumni traveled with students and faculty from Mines’ music program to Vietnam, where they were able to learn about Vietnamese culture, cuisine, language and music. In addition, they visited several universities, volunteered at an orphanage, participated in cooking classes and had a Vietnamese-language karaoke contest. Join the STEAM: Arts & Humanities Interest Group on
Apr. 20, 2018, for the High Grade release party at Foothills Art Center in Golden.

To learn more about any of these opportunities or to volunteer, visit minesalumni.com/interestgroups or contact Damian Friend at [email protected] or 303-273-3154.