2022 Spring Summit Recap

2022 Spring Summit Recap

RMS brings you ​this one day professional development conference and awards ceremony.

The 2022 Spring Summit co-hosted by Rocky Mountain Section and Colorado School of Mines SWE was a great success! The theme was Your Golden Shadow:  Find Your Hidden Potential. It was a fantastic day of in-person networking and professional development.

Be Inspired, Find Hidden Potential

Thank you for your enthusiasm toward attending the 2022 Spring Summit. We are excited to be partnering in planning for the event. We hope that all the attendees enjoy a day full of professional development, be inspired from many sessions, and find their hidden potential!  
Bomsaerah Seong and Madi Frotten
Spring Summit Co-Chairs

Excited for the new connections, insights, and transformations

Thank you for your participation and support of the 2022 Spring Summit event, sponsored by SWE RMS and Colorado School of Mines SWE. We are excited for the new connections, insights, and transformations that will occur as attendees discover their hidden potential! We are very excited to be back in person again this year and are grateful to the Colorado School of Mines for hosting us. We hope you leave this event inspired to take your professional or collegiate engineering career to uncharted territories.
Bomsaerah Seong, Madi Frotten, Christi Wisleder, Jackie Welsh, Kaitlin Chapman, Lisa Woodward, Maureen Masiulis, Sarah Green
Spring Summit Committee

Here’s what some of our attendees said about Spring Summit:

  • ” Networking was great – it was awesome to be in-person again!”
  • ” It was a lovely event, I enjoyed that the structure was similar to swe22 with a calmer environment.”
  • ” The keynote was fabulous.”
  • ” Loved the event! Well done. Food and crafts were great.”
  • ” Thank you for a great event, I had a wonderful time and enjoyed seeing actual people again.”

Our Morning Keynote Speaker: Emilie Aries

Emilie will be presenting Beat Burnout: The Science of Stress. Chronic stress puts even the most hard-working professionals at risk of complete & total burnout. In this interactive workshop, you’ll learn practical, research-based strategies to keep burnout at bay.

Emilie Aries is an author, CEO & Founder, speaker, and podcast host. After rising quickly in the world of campaigns and elections as a grassroots organizer and digital strategist, she launched the award-winning personal and professional development company, Bossed Up, in 2013.

Aries has worked with leaders at Fortune 500 companies to support retention, diversity and inclusion, and human resource initiatives at Facebook, American Express, FMC, Winstrust, Capital One, Hilton Worldwide, RBC, and has been featured in media outlets including the Washington Post, CNN Money, Buzzfeed, NBC 9 News Denver, ABC 7 Washington, more.

Aries earned her B.A. in political science from Brown University and completed a Fellowship on Organizing: People, Power, & Change at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Emilie is based in Denver, CO and combines her political past and personal experience with burnout to help others step into their power and be the boss of their careers and lives.

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Our Afternoon Keynote Speaker: Dr. Kate Youmans

Dr. Youmans will be discussing Uncovering the Hidden Potential of Empathy in Engineering. ​Empathy can be a powerful tool in the engineering profession, both as a design and professional skill.  As part of this keynote session, Dr. Youmans will share how empathy influenced her journey from engineering student, through industry, and finally as an engineering professor.  She will breakdown the complex construct of empathy into actionable behaviors and highlight strategies for implementing empathy as a design practice and professional skill in the workplace and engineering courses. Dr. Youmans brings a broad perspective to her work, drawing from her experience designing surgical instruments in the medical device industry, leading diversity and outreach initiatives for MIT’s Office of Engineering Outreach and launching STEM programs in Design Thinking, Computer Science and Robotics at K-12 charter school. As an engineering educator and researcher, she is passionate about breaking down barriers and transforming engineering into a more inclusive field. In addition, her teaching focuses on the implementation of authentic project-based learning to develop students’ 21st century skills such as collaboration and ill-structured problem solving.

​​Thank You Spring Summit Sponsors
Our sponsors are vital to making Spring Summit a success. Thank you for partnering with Rocky Mountain Section. 

Platinum Sponsor

Gold Sponsor

Silver Sponsor

Bronze Sponsors

Awards Sponsors

Bomsaerah Seong

Schulze Family