Coming into Mines, I was nervous about the large ratio of men to women. But, SWE has given me more confidence in myself and my future in engineering. I can easily say that SWE has been my favorite part of Mines. I have learned so much from our variety of events and opportunities, whether it be tips for networking, leadership opportunities, or how to de-stress during finals. This club has helped me develop as a student, engineer, and leader. I am so thankful that I have been able to grow with this club, and I hope to continue to help other Mines students as this year’s president!

                                                                                                                                                             kate spencer

                                                                                                                                                             geophysical engineering 2022

Kate began her SWE career at Mines as a freshman, attending weekly meetings, volunteering with all our annual outreach events, and participating as a mentee in the mentorship program. Her interest in becoming more involved with SWE lead her to join the officer board her sophomore year as a logistics director. In this role she was able to help our club put on all the amazing events for our members as well as young girls interested in STEM. Her experience on the board inspired her to become the VP of Outreach during her junior year for the section, developing our section’s relationships with middle and high schools across the country and expanding the community service our members participate in throughout the community. As VP of Outreach, she hosted meetings and activities with 10 different schools, providing a variety of informational and STEM based activities and socials. During Schlumberger’s service challenge, she hosted 32 volunteering events, winning 2nd place in the most events and the most volunteering hours with 75 hours and 357 volunteers. Kate has also been an active member of the national organization, attending WElocal 2020 – Salt Lake City, as well as SWE Nationals 2019 – Anaheim.                                                                                                           
While SWE is Kate’s biggest passion, she is also a member of the Society of Student Geophysicists and the Society of Women in Geosciences.                                                                                                                                                                               As the 2021-2022 SWE president, Kate is excited to work with all of our SWE members to improve our organization, campus, and community. She looks forward to seeing everyone in the fall and hopes you all have a wonderful summer!