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Engineering, Design and Society

September 2017

Solving Impossible Problems: A Game of Jenga with the Pedestrian Bridge at DIA

September 28, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Brown Hall, 1610 Illinois St.
Golden, CO 80401 United States
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Engineering, Design, and Society presents "A Game of Jenga with the Pedestrian Bridge at DIA" with Mark Hamouz, PE, vice president at Alfred Benesch & Company and a 1979 Mines graduate in geological engineering. Learn how Mines alumni have solved seemingly impossible problems in their careers The Mines Alumni Association and the Engineering, Design, and Society Division present “Solving Impossible Problems” to showcase how Mines prepares you for the good, bad, and the ugly across a variety of engineering and…

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The Role of Engineering Design in Educating Caring and Socially Responsible Engineers

September 29, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Engineering Hall Annex, 814 15th St.
Golden, CO 80401 United States
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Presentation by Angela Bielefeldt, PhD (University of Colorado, Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering Professor) Angela will give approximately a 30-minute presentation and then lead a discussion. An RSVP to Theryn Ridge is appreciated to plan for refreshments. Abstract: The design process might be considered the quintessential activity of engineers. How we teach students about design communicates our values about the appropriate balance between technical and non-technical factors in engineering. For example, the human centered design process places care for people as…

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November 2017

Humanitarian Engineering Speaker Series: Solving Problems that Matter and Getting Paid for It

November 9, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Marquez Hall, 1600 Arapahoe St.
Golden, CO 80401 United States

Solving Problems that Matter (and getting paid for it!) Lecture given by Dr. Rachel Dzombak  Thursday 11/09 6-7 pm Marquez 126 What is the role of engineers in designing a more desirable future? What careers exist that allow you to leverage your passion and education AND make money at the same time? The world is facing an increasing number of “wicked” problems -- ranging from environmental degradation to food insecurity to income inequality. New problem-solving approaches are required to bring…

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January 2018

Mindfulness & Engineering: A Pathway to Divergent Thinking & Innovation

January 29, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Arthur Lakes Library, 1410 Illinois St.
Golden, CO 80401 United States

Presented by Beth Rieken. The current paradigm in engineering education promotes linear, convergent thinking focused on gaining technical knowledge. Although convergent thinking is important, divergent thinking is critical to considering the context in which engineering problems are situated and to generating innovative approaches to address those problems. Mindfulness fosters divergent thinking and can be cultivated through practice. This talk presents research linking mindfulness to three engineering outcomes: divergent thinking in an idea generation task, divergent thinking in an engineering problem…

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February 2019

Developing the Next Generation of Changemaking Engineers

February 13 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Hill Hall, 920 15th St.
Golden, CO 80401 United States
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Guest Lecture by Mark Huerta, ASU/PhD Candidate, Engineering Education Systems & Design There is a growing recognition that 21st century competencies and skills (e.g. creativity, innovation, problem-solving, resilience, teamwork, and leadership) are important in developing “changemakers” or leaders capable of enacting positive change within their communities. This talk will discuss Huerta’s efforts within this space as a social entrepreneur starting a non-profit and becoming an instructor/mentor in human-centered design and social entrepreneurship. Huerta will share details of his dissertation research,…

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April 2019

Inclusion and Ethics in Computer Science Education

April 8 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Marquez Hall, 1600 Arapahoe St.
Golden, CO 80401 United States
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Should questions about ethics, identity and diversity be included in Computer Science courses? If so, what is the best way to include them? Dr. James Malazita, Dept of Science & Technology Studies at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute discusses the challenges in infusing ethics into technical education and tactics he has used to bridge this gap. In addition, he surveys the ways that these tactics can help diversity initiatives on campus. Please RSVP, as lunch will be provided.

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Daniels Fund Program: Magical Unrealism

April 9 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Hill Hall, 920 15th St.
Golden, CO 80401 United States
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Free

Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences Division , Engineering, Design and Society Division & Daniels Fund Presents Magical Unrealism: Literary Form and Software Meet in BioShock Infinite by Dr. James Malazita   Does software have literary form? Can game development software shape the kinds of stories we can even tell? In this talk, Dr. James Malazita discusses tensions that occur when narrative form meets computational system. Focusing on the BioShock Infinite character, Elizabeth, the talk will show how Magical Realism is…

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Alternative Careers Industry Panel

April 9 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Berthoud Hall, 1516 Illinois St.
Golden, CO 80401 United States
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Tips from Recruiters to Land the Job -- Professionals from the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Global Hope Network International, Newmont Mining, Peace Corps, and Tress, Water and People will be introducing student job opportunities within their organizations, the exciting projects they are working on and giving advice on how engineering professionals can give back to the world.

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Capstone Design Senior Showcase

April 25 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Lockridge Arena, 1651 Elm St.
Golden, CO 80401 United States
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The public is invited to join us for the annual Capstone Design@MINES Showcase. This year, over 55 teams will display their year-long, client-driven design projects. In addition to learning from Mines students, you can also meet project sponsors and Mines faculty who have supported our students along the way. Capstone student projects are always inspiring, so don’t miss this opportunity to experience the next generation of engineering innovations. Projects Include: CSP Accident Reconstruction Vehicle • NASA 3D Habitat Challenge •…

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May 2019

Cornerstone Final Presentations

May 1 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Ben H. Parker Student Center, 1200 16th St.
Golden, CO 80401 United States
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This semester's challenge is "Reimagine Packaging." Stop in for 15 minutes, or stay for the whole event and enjoy some snacks and beverages.  This year, over 25 teams will display their design projects. Listen to Mines students discuss their process and their final solutions, and meet Mines faculty who have guided and supported our students along the way.

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December 2019

Capstone Senior Design Showcase

December 3 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Ben H. Parker Student Center, 1200 16th St.
Golden, CO 80401 United States
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Please join us for the annual Capstone Design@MINES Showcase. More than 20 teams will display their yearlong, client-driven design projects. In addition to learning from Mines students, you can also meet project sponsors and Mines faculty who have supported our students along the way. Capstone student projects are always inspiring, so don’t miss this opportunity to experience the next generation of engineering innovations.

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