Service to Succeed (S2S)
Each year, SWE participates in Schlumberger’s Serve2Succeed (S2S) challenge. This challenge exemplifies the importance of volunteerism. S2S volunteers give-back to the community by volunteering at Children’s Hospital, Denver Botanical Gardens, and Dinosaur Ridge. Volunteers also introduce STEM to youth through events like Girl Scout Engineering Day, STEAM for All! Festival, and Mitchel Elementary Math and Science Night. In 2019, the S2S Team was able to impact the local and campus community and inspire others through participation in over 35 different events. Mines won with the Most Volunteering Events! In 2020, our section won 2nd place in the S2S challenge! In 2021, our section won the Gold prize!
2020 S2S Events
Clear Creek Trail Clean Up
Volunteers helped clean up trash along Clear Creek.
Volunteers got together on Zoom and wrote Cheer Cards to patients at the Children’s Hospital Colorado.
Various Major Panels for High School Girls
Volunteers presented and answered questions about their major at Mines and college life to high school girls via Zoom.
Day Out With Thomas
Volunteers helped the Day Out With Thomas event, helping with checking tickets at the entrance, making sales at the gift shop, and giving directions.
Lubahn Trail Clean Up
Volunteers helped pick up trash on the Lubahn Trail.
2019 S2S Events
Trick or Treat Street
Volunteers helped the Children’s Museum of Denver with their annual Trick or Treat Street event, by hosting up-cycling activities, welcoming guests, teaching crafts, handing out candy, and created shadow puppet stories with the kiddos!
Glow at the Gardens
Volunteers assisted with the setup of Denver Botanical Garden’s annual Glow at the Gardens event. We prepped, gutted, and carved over 180 pumpkins to be used for decoration at the event throughout the week!
Family Corn Maze
Volunteers attended the Botanic Garden’s Annual Family Corn Maze, helping with ticket sales, art installation information booths, and of course, navigating the maze!
Girl Scouts on the Ridge
Volunteers assisted with Dinosaur Ridge’s annual Girl Scouts on the Ridge event by hosting a science badge booth. Girls learned about static electricity, and chemical reactions with various kitchen ingredients.
Mitchell Math and Science Night
SWE hosted a session at Mitchell Elementary’s Math and Science Night where we taught kids about gravity via painting with pendulums. Ladies worked one-on-one with students to make messy masterpieces!
“I chose to participate in S2S because I like volunteering in my community. I had fun meeting and hanging out with the other SWE members while also helping the community. My favorite event was the Scouts Day at Dinosaur Ridge.”
“I wanted to participate in S2S events to become more involved with SWE and spend time doing things that weren’t directly related to my academics. I really enjoyed meeting a bunch of new people and seeing the positive impact my actions had on the community. My favorite event was the Girl Scouts Day at Dinosaur Ridge.”