How to Get Involved

The strength of our program rests in our relationships with our partners. Our students benefit from a range of interactions with professionals from corporations, non-profits, government, and academia, including:

  • Visiting a class to share the role of humanitarian engineering or social responsibility in their career paths
  • Giving a campus lecture on a topic relevant to humanitarian engineering or social responsibility (see list of previous lectures)
  • Designing classroom modules to enhance student learning with real world experiences
  • Joining fieldtrips with alumni and students


We especially welcome companies or individuals seeking to sponsor design projects in a variety of courses:

  • Senior Design (EGGN 491-492), the capstone course taken by all senior students of the College of Engineering and Computational Sciences, in which students work with a client on a specific design project and are advised by faculty experts (see list of previous projects)
  • Projects for People (EGGN 401), a course that provides space for more flexible generation of possible designs and preliminary prototyping
  • Human Centered Problem Definition (EGGN 301), a course that allows students to a) develop empathy for potential users; b) value their perspectives, interests and needs, and c) collaborative define THE problem



Our external partners can also collaborate directly with HE faculty in opportunities like

  • Research projects where you can provide testimonials of your involvement in projects and practices involving social responsibility
  • A Mines Alumni Interest Group where you can help us advance the goals of HE in different corners of our University


In addition to our program leaders, Monica Kurtz is our dedicated stakeholder relationships manager and can assist with your questions. You can find our other contacts here.