Chevron Lecture Series
The Chevron Corporation provides funding for an annual luncheon each October featuring women leaders in science, engineering, and business. The entire CSM community is invited to this annual event.
Highlights of Past Chevron Lecture Series Presenters:
2016 Dr. Elizabeth Hausler, Founder and CEO of Build Change
2015 Teresa Taylor, Author, Balance Myth: Rethinking Work LIfe Success and former Qwest COO
2014 Anita Piel, Ph.D., Mines Almna, Food Scientist and First President of Mines SWE Section
2013 Honorable Elbra Wedgeworth, Chair – 2008 Democratic National Convention
2012 Kirsten Volpi, Chief Administrative Officer, United States Olympic Committee
2011 Marsha W. French, Sr. Research Associate at ExxonMobil's Upstream Research
2010 Michelle Moorman, Mines Alumni; Mgr. of Regulatory Affairs, Summit Utilities
2009 Dr. Ranee Shenoi, MD, LLC
2008 Faith Winter, National Field Director, The White House Project
2007 Janeen Judah, President, Chevron Environmental Management Co.
The Continuum: A Celebration of Women at Mines
In the spring of 1999, Susan Rainey, a SWE member and graduating senior, wanted to honor and recognize the women graduating from Mines. Susan was responsible for bringing SWE, WISEM, and the CSM Alumni Association together to develop and sponsor the biannual event – “The Continuum.” Each fall and spring semester, on the Wednesday evening before graduation, family, friends, alumnae, and the CSM community are invited to celebrate the accomplishments of these women.
Women’s History Month
Each March, WISEM and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) co-sponsor a noon-hour luncheon event to celebrate Women's History Month. The CSM Diversity Committee supports festivities by coordinating displays, banners and give-aways to commemorate women's accomplishments throughout history.
Highlights of Past Women's History Month Presenters:
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