2021 Virtual Spring Summit Recap

2021 Virtual Spring Summit conference was held on Saturday, April 24. If you missed out on the event or just want to re-watch a session, select recordings from the event are now on the YouTube 2021 Virtual Spring Summit Playlist.

Spring Summit is a one-day conference for engineers, technologists, and partners to connect through professional development workshops, inspirational speakers, and networking opportunities. RMS started the year planning an in-person event with a local collegiate section as a co-sponsor. With the ongoing uncertainty that the pandemic created for in-person events and the collegiate co-sponsor backing out of supporting the event, the Spring Summit committee pivoted to design a high impact professional development and networking event for RMS. By embracing the virtual platform, we reached a wider audience, including out-of-state members from nearby sections who otherwise would not be able to attend the event.

This year’s theme was Embrace Uncertainty: Find Your True North and featured keynote speakers Jo Miller, a globally renowned authority and expert on women’s leadership and Dr. Heidi Steltzer, and environmental scientist, explorer, and storyteller. FY21 SWE President, Heather Doty, presented opening remarks and provided her insight into importance of the Summit’s theme in her personal experiences as a SWE member and industry professional. Instead of limiting the event to a single session per time slot like most other virtual events, we leveraged the platform functionality to allow self-select breakout rooms of 8 different breakout sessions, mimicking breakout rooms selections of an in-person conference. We included specific networking sessions including morning coffee and lunch networking. The event program and social media marketing attracted three industry financial sponsors and their employees for attendance. The post-event survey reveals 72% rated the event as “Excellent” and 28% rated as “Above Average”. 

Check out the Opening Comments, and head over to the  YouTube 2021 Virtual Spring Summit Playlist for more.

2024 Scholarship Awards
College

2024 Scholarship Awards

Scholarship Chairs:​Sarah Green (Entering Freshmen) and Jennifer Buechler (College) The Society of Women Engineers Rocky Mountain Section awards scholarships each year to students entering college and students in college in CO & WY. These scholarships are meant to help students continue to excel and reach their educational goals. We want to give a special thank you…

2024 RMS Summit Awards
Members | Awards

2024 RMS Summit Awards

The SWE RMS Summit Awards are presented to RMS members, teams, or collegiates who have made an outstanding contribution to activities within RMS during the fiscal year. Nominees are judged based on the significance of the achievements cited on behalf of the nominee and on the contributions of the nominee to various RMS activities. RMS Summit…

2024 Spring Summit Recap
College | Prof Dev

2024 Spring Summit Recap

2024 Spring Summit Recap RMS brings you ​this one day professional development conference and awards ceremony. The 2024 Spring Summit co-hosted by Rocky Mountain Section and University of Colorado Denver Section was a great success! The theme was Empowering Possibilities – reflecting on purpose, resilience, and joy, we strengthen our connection, empowering ourselves and each other. It was…

2024 Essay Contest Results
Outreach

2024 Essay Contest Results

Essay Contest Chair:   Bomsaerah Seong The results of the 37th annual Great Women in Engineering and Science Essay Contest are in! The competition was fierce again this year with 38 entries from 9 schools in Colorado and Wyoming. A panel of volunteer judges enjoyed reviewing all of the essays. Congratulations to every entrant! The Great Women…

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RMS at WE23 Los Angeles

Over 50 RMS representatives traveled to Los Angeles to attend the world’s largest conference for women in engineering and technology from October 26-28. More members joined the conference virtually. Congratulations to the 2023 award recipients. RMS was recognized for the Mission Awards. You may read more about those on the WE23 Mission Awards blog post….

SWE Mission Award Profession 2023 Gold Badge
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WE23 Mission Awards

SWE Rocky Mountain Section was honored at WE23 with SWE Mission awards. The aim of these awards is to highlight areas of focus within the SWE strategic goals and showcase groups that have gone above and beyond to help make these goals a reality. RMS was recognized with: 2023 SWE Mission Gold RMS was one…