Humanitarian Engineering Events at Mines
The Humanitarian Engineering Program brings an exciting series of speakers and events to the Mines campus. All events are in collaboration with Mines Without Borders. Return to our site frequently as we update this page throughout the year.
- Final HE Speaker: Dr. Paul Polak on "Three Ideas to Change the World...and the Multinational Companies they Inspired." Paul's talk will focus on how his new breed of multinationals combines radically-affordable technology with radically-decentralized supply chains to earn big profits serving customers who live on less than $2/day. Paul's groundbreaking work has moved more than 20 million people around the world out of poverty. 5 - 6:15 pm Tuesday April 25, Metals Hall in Green Center. Click here for the flyer.
- HE Speaker: Bret Ericson on "Cleaning up the World's Most Life-Threatening Pollution." Poor characterization of soil pollution in low- and middle- income countries is thought to be a significant contributor to disease. Hear how Bret Ericson, Director of Operations for Pure Earth, has identified toxic sites and managed remediation projects in 30+ countries that suffer from heavy metals and pesticides contamination. 4-5 pm Wednesday April 19, Berthoud Hall, Room 243. Click here for the flyer.
- HE/ConocoPhillips WE2ST Speaker: Adam Mayer on "Insights on the Social Context of Unconventional Energy in Colorado: Partisanship, Paradox, and Political Identity." This talk will explore how political affiliation does - and does not - affect views towards oil and gas development in Colorado, and how avoiding sharp polarization can facilitate cooperation between industry, government, and communities. 4-5 pm Wednesday April 12, Brown Building West, Room 280. Click here for the flyer.
- HE Speaker: James Anaya on "Extractive Industries and Indigenous Peoples: A Human Rights Perspective. " James Anaya is the current Dean of the University of Colorado Law School. He served as the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, where he monitored the human rights conditions of indigenous peoples worldwide, addressed violations rights, and promoted practical measures to secure indigenous peoples' rights. 4-5 pm Wednesday March 22, Berthoud Hall, Room 108. Click here for the flyer.
- HE&CSR sponsored Panel Discussion: "Beyond Compliance: Cultural Heritage as a Missing Dimension of CSR." Hear from a pioneering private developer how cultural heritage is unlocking unique value for a master-planned community in CO. 6-7 pm Wednesday February 15, Metals Hall at the Green Center. Reception to follow - please RSVP by February 13. Click here for the flyer.
Shultz Family Leadership in HE Speaker Series presents “Specialization Is For Insects” An alumni retrospective on the value of a Mines education in a changing job market and emergence of CSR as an engineering core competency by Joey Tucker (Exxon Mobile and Mines Alumni) 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, November 15, CO (Coolbaugh) 209. Click here for the flyer.
HE & Peace Corp Prep Voluteering Opportunity - Garlic Seeding at Warren Tech's ACRES Garden in collaboration with the RRCC IDEA Lab. 10-1pm. Saturday, November 12, @ ACRES 13300 West 2nd Place, Lakewood, CO, 80228. Click here for the flyer.
HE&CSR Speaker Series presents Striving to Achieve Environmental Justice in the Conejos Land Grant Region of Southern Colorado by Andrea Guajardo (Mines Alumni; Conejos Clean Water, Founder and Rural Project Services, President). 2-3.15 pm. Thursday, November 10, CO (Coolbaugh) 131. Click here for flyer.
Shultz Family Leadership in HE Speaker Series presents Engineering for Development: Sustainable Household Water Supply Systems in sub-Saharan Africa and the Caribbean by Dr. Michael MacCarthy (Mercer University and Mines Alumni) 4-5 p.m. Tuesday, November 8, MZ (Marquez Hall) 326. Click here for flyer.
HE Community Event - Join us starting at 5 pm to have some food, fun and games! You do not want to miss this event! Dr. Juan Lucena will also have special announcements, 5-7pm. Thursday, November 3, GRL (Geology Museum's GRL Room). Click here for the flyer. And RSVP to ensure food ~ Ali Baba is catering!
"Relations Between Mining Multinationals and Small-Scale Gold Miners in Suriname" Presentation, with Guest Speakers Dr. Marieke Heemskerk and Jurgen Plein. 4-5pm. Tuesday, November 1, MZ (Marquez Hall) 326 Click Here for flyer.
- Shultz Family Leadership in HE Speaker Series presents Prescriptions for Helping Poor People Help Themselves: What Engineers Need to Know by Dr. Paul Polak, Author of "Out of Poverty, What Works When Traditional Approaches Fail", Founder and CEO of Windhorse International, Founder of Paul Polak Enterprises and International Development Enterprises (iDE) 5-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 20, GC Metals Hall. Click here for the flyer.