Girls Lead the Way

Our annual Girls Lead the Way conference is a full day of hands-on learning designed to introduce high school girls in grades 9-12 to engineering and applied mathematics concepts and the Mines campus. The day begins with breakfast, followed by major panels where women from Mines speak about their respective majors and answer questions.  After the panel, girls are broken into smaller groups according to their interest in majors, and attend their first of three hour-long, hands-on activity stations hosted by Mines faculty and students. Over lunch the girls get a chance to talk to SWE members about what it’s like to be a college student. To close out the conference, girls can take an optional campus tour with Mines Ambassadors.

The hands-on sessions are overwhelmingly the most impactful part of the day, and make participants more aware of the wide variety of majors and careers available. Participants report feeling more confident in their abilities to pursue their passions in STEM.

Girls Lead the Way prepares participants to:

  • Articulate different majors at Mines and their application to a variety of industries
  • Demonstrate their interest in STEM with continued involvement in related course work, interests, and extracurricular activities

 

Registration closed February 10, 2020

Quotes from Past Participants

“I have always known that I have wanted to go into engineering, but need guidance on how to get into the program, so this really helped me.”

“I would recommend this to my friends who are interested in STEM fields.”

Contact Information

For additional information please contact Emma De Angeles edeangeles@mines.edu, Girls Lead the Way Director

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