SWiM 10 Year Anniversary Conference

10 Year Anniversary Conference!


October 20-21, 2023 in Golden, Colorado


We want to celebrate the accomplishments of SWiM in our first 10 years at Mines, and we want you to be a part of the celebration. The event will be an opportunity to connect with friends and professors, meet current students, and make new connections. Thank you for being a part of our community! We hope to see you there. 

Conference Schedule - Friday

3pm-4pm: AMS Colloquium by SWiM alum Kate Bubar *

4:30-5:30pm: SWiM Alum Panel

5:30-7:00pm: Banquet

7:00pm-9:00pm Trivia by Nic Ormes**

*Kate Bubar (PhD Student in Applied Math, University of Colorado – Boulder)

**Nic Ormes  (Associate Dean for Natural Sciences and Mathematics, University of Denver)

Conference Schedule - Saturday

8:30am-9am: Breakfast

9am-10am: Keynote by SWiM alum Jessica Deters*

10am-10:15: Break

10:15-11:05: Breakout Session 1

11:10-12:00: Breakout Session 2

12:00-1:00: Lunch

1:00: Optional Hike or Social Activity

*Jessica Deters (Assistant Professor of Engineering Education, University of Nebraska – Lincoln)


Registration is free! Registration is open NOW until October 10th. At that point, registration is only available if space is available. Please note, that late registrants may not be able to receive conference swag!

For those traveling from outside the Denver Metro Area, we may be able to help with a small part of your travel expenses. Indicate on the registration form if you would like to be considered for this funding.

Register Here


If you are coming from out of town, here is some information about hotels!

About SWiM

SWiM was founded in 2013 by two faculty members, Debra Carney and Rebecca Swanson. We had previous experience as members of groups for women in mathematics and we recognized that such a group was missing at Mines. We knew that the women at Mines would benefit from additional support at an institution where about a third of the undergraduate students are women. Over the years, we have been fortunate to have the support of additional co-advisors, such as Kelley Tatangelo, Areeba Ikram, Karin Leiderman, and Cecilia Diniz Behn.

SWiM began with Mines alumna, faculty, and other local mathematical professionals sharing their “mathematical story” with mostly undergraduate members, in an informal setting. Due to its success in the first year, and with student requests for more programming, we adopted the current format in which we alternate alumna visits with professional development workshops, panels, discussions, and social events (over dinner) twice a month. SWiM currently provides a breadth of professional development opportunities for students interested in a career in mathematics, and a safe space for students to feel comfortable in discussing topics related to women in mathematics. The goal of our meetings is to not only expose students to a variety of different career options, mathematical paths, and general professional advice, but also to empower students with the professional skills and confidence they need as they move into the next stages of their careers. In 2014, SWiM became a student chapter of the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM). In 2019, SWiM was recognized at the national level by AWM for its professional development programming.

SWiM has been generously supported by FAST Enterprises LLC and the Chevron Corporation.