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2nd October, 2021
Mines SWE members volunteered during our Homecoming weekend! Students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the general public were invited to campus to participate in the carnival. SWE hosted a booth that contained a game wheel with categories including history, music, science, and math, and each category a... More
9th October, 2021
Mines SWE members traveled off-campus to Dinosaur Ridge for Girl Scout Day. SWE volunteers hosted a booth that taught Girl Scouts of all ages (kindergarten through twelfth grade) about the thinking and problem-solving behind engineering design using marshmallows and spaghetti.... More
12th October, 2021
Mines SWE members volunteered tying fleece blankets that will be donated to Children’s Hospital Colorado. These blankets will be given to patients ages three and over to take home.... More
16th October, 2021
Mines SWE members hosted a virtual booth for Virtual Discover Mines, an event for potential incoming high school and transfer students. With a virtual event, SWE had the opportunity to reach students from far and wide! We discussed what SWE is and life as women in STEM. ... More
13th October, 2021
Mines SWE members helped with the Women in Science, Engineering, and Math program’s annual event. Everyone is invited to campus for this fabulous event, including professors, staff, any interested students, and the general public. We learned about how a first-generation student graduated with an e... More
14th October, 2021
Mines SWE members ventured around campus to test whiteboard markers and write encouraging notes around classrooms. Hopefully, our efforts will bring smiles to everyone’s faces and prevent professors from becoming saddened when their markers fail to work.... More
30th September, 2021
Mines SWE members hosted a virtual panel to speak with the students of Rock Canyon High School. SWE volunteers represented different Mines majors and extracurricular activities and answered amazing questions about life as women in STEM. ... More
6th October, 2021
Mines SWE members hosted a virtual panel to speak with the students of Regis Jesuit High School. SWE members gave an overview of life at Mines and delved into the challenges and joys of being women in STEM. ... More
10th October, 2021
Mines SWE members traveled to the Botanic Gardens at Chatfield Farms to volunteer for an annual Pumpkin Festival and family corn maze. At this Pumpkin Festival, everyone around Colorado is invited to choose the perfect pumpkin from the patch and explore the corn maze! SWE volunteers helped with chec... More
6th October, 2021
Mines SWE members created a meeting for all interested people to openly discuss management of personal finances and financial literacy as women in STEM. ... More
29th September, 2021
Before the challenging week of upcoming midterms in statistics and calculus, SWE members met to host a community tutoring event for students taking any math course. ... More
1st October, 2021
On the fifth day of our week-long shoe drive, Mines SWE volunteers collected shoes from students and the general public. The shoes that we collected over the course of the week were gathered, counted, and sorted into bags of ten pairs for final donation. ... More
30th September, 2021
On the fourth day of our week-long shoe drive, SWE volunteers collected shoes from the general public. Students began to stop by and ask about the purposes of the drive, and we had an open discussion about poverty’s effects on physical health.... More
29th September, 2021
On the third day of our week-long shoe drive, people began to drop off shoes at the SWE volunteers’ table at the center of campus. SWE volunteers discussed the goals of the drive with students and donators, and we advertised the drive again to the Golden community.... More
28th September, 2021
On the second day of our week-long shoe drive, SWE volunteers set up a table at the center of campus. As people, including students, staff, and the general public, passed by, SWE volunteers handed out popsicles and had a discussion about the worldwide demand for shoes and the lack of shoes’ effect... More
27th September, 2021
On the first day of our week-long shoe drive, SWE volunteers raised awareness about the drive by posting a note in our campus-wide daily email and notified anyone and everyone of the opportunity to donate shoes. Students, faculty, staff, and the general public were invited to campus to donate shoes ... More
22nd September, 2021
SWE members teamed up with the PTA of Mitchell Elementary to bring elementary students an annual Math and Science Night. SWE volunteers helped with event set-up and clean-up. SWE volunteers also ran a booth to explain the “art of science,” using a spinning art machine to explain the physics behi... More
25th September, 2021
Mines SWE planned and performed Girls on the Rise, an outreach event to inspire and introduce middle school girls to STEM. During Girls on the Rise, middle school girls came to the Mines campus for a morning of interactive learning and discussion. SWE volunteers guided girls through six experimental... More
18th September, 2021
SWE members volunteered for Discover Mines, an in-person event for high school and transfer students to come to Mines as they apply. SWE volunteers facilitated parking, hosted a booth to explain the benefits of joining SWE, ate lunch with parents and students, and acted as microphone runners during ... More
18th September, 2021
SWE members volunteered as market ambassadors for the Golden Farmers Market, which is a weekly event created by the City of Golden for the general public. SWE volunteers assisted vendors and customers as needed, directed crowd flow, and kept hand sanitizer stations stocked. ... More
26th September, 2021
Mines SWE members volunteered for Day Out with Thomas, an annual event at the Colorado Railroad Museum for the general public. While kids and families explored trains and engineering, SWE volunteers helped with welcoming and directing families, facilitating train-related games, and blowing bubbles w... More
19th September, 2021
Mines SWE members volunteered for the Golden Gallop, which included a 5K race, 10K race, and Kids’ Fun Run for the general public around Golden, Colorado. SWE volunteers facilitated set-up the morning of the race. SWE volunteers also led the “Buckaroos” (kids who were two to four years old) th... More
21st September, 2021
To prepare for our upcoming shoe drive, Mines SWE members went off campus to the Soles4Souls warehouse. There, SWE volunteers learned more about the Soles4Souls organization and about what happens after shoes are donated, including shoe sorting and distribution overseas. At the warehouse, volunteers... More
16th September, 2021
SWE volunteers walked to the local creek in Golden, Colorado to spend an afternoon finding and picking up trash along the sidewalks and trails. Clear Creek was clearer when we left! ... More
14th September, 2021
Mines SWE members volunteered for the Fall Career Fair at Colorado School of Mines as set-up helpers and organizers. The Fall Career Fair, organized by the Mines Career Center, is open to all Mines students hoping to interact with companies and acquire a job or internship offer. SWE volunteers atten... More

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