Updates on alumni activities

by | Oct 8, 2018 | Alumni Network, Fall 2018 | 0 comments

The Aerospace Interest Group has been hard at work participating in, co-sponsoring and planning many events, including the Trajectories 2018 networking event on Oct. 19, at Mines. Additionally, members are working closely with the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics on the upcoming annual technical symposium. Interest group members are also supporting two Mines students who were awarded scholarships from the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation at the Innovators Gala in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 25. For more details about upcoming events and opportunities, visit minesalumni.com/aerospace.

The Entrepreneurship and Innovation Interest Group combined efforts with Mines’ Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, the Women of Mines Interest Group and the newly formed Mines Black Alumni Network for the first official Mines event at the DaVinci X exhibition to be held at the Denver Pavilions later this fall. The interest group has also helped the Aerospace Interest Group plan the Trajectories 2018 event. In addition, the group welcomed students who completed the University Innovation Fellows program to be involved in entrepreneurship and innovation efforts on campus. To learn more about the interest group, visit minesalumni.com/eandi.

The Leadership in Social Responsibility Interest Group is steadily growing. A book club meets every two months, both virtually and in person, and all are welcome to join. The current book is Jacqueline Novogratz’s The Blue Sweater: Bridging the Gap Between Rich and Poor in an Interconnected World. The group is also planning an event in the fall, with alumni sharing experiences on social responsibility from within profit-seeking companies. Finally, the group is planning a trip to South America in 2019. If you’d like to be involved in any of these activities or have suggestions for what you’d like the group to do, contact Nicole Hanson at [email protected]. Details for all events can be found at minesalumni.com/lsr.

On Sept. 2, the Women of Mines Interest Group held a “dress for success” event at Truly BoHotique in Golden in advance of Career Day on campus. Alumnae from the Denver area, the Denver Geophysical Society and the Rocky Mountain Association of Petroleum Geologists donated professional and business clothing for students to impress potential employers. Nadine Wilson, owner of Truly BoHotique, also visited Mines after the event to talk to members of the Society of Women Engineers about how to make a good first impression, dining etiquette and appropriate professional attire. Learn more about the interest group at minesalumni.com/womenofmines.