The Women in Science Network is inviting you to hear from leaders in academia, industry, policy, NGOs and more… as they share their path to success as Women of Innovation. Each 2-hour event of the series is complimentary and includes networking, appetizers, and creative speakers from local, regional and national platforms.

Upcoming Innovating Minds events include:

  • Dr. Sharona Gordon, professor & founder of Below the Waterline, on September 26, 2019 giving a talk titled “If I’m not safe, no body is: science, power, and activism in the age of #MeToo” at the Pathology building at Colorado State University.
  • Wolf & Heron’s ‘Super Powers of an Influential Storyteller‘ workshop on October 3, 2019 at the new Nancy Richardson Design Center at Colorado State University.

Past Events

June 13, 2019 ‘Women in Clean Energy’
Maury Dobbie – Executive Directory, Colorado Energy Research Collaboratory
Pretty Brainy MISSion Innovation 3 minute team presentations

With the backdrop of the CSU Powerhouse Energy Campus, Maury Dobbie shared her lessons learned and engaged the audience to share their individual experiences as individuals entering STEM fields. The top three teams from Pretty Brainy’s MISSion Innovation presented their proposed climate actions for the local Fort Collins community, and their progress towards testing & implementing these solutions.

March 7, 2019 ‘Colorado Influencers’
Featuring Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame (CWHF) Portrait Gallery

In honor of Women’s History Month, an invited panel of diverse men & women shared how these notable Colorado women and others have been an inspirational influence on their lives.

December 6, 2018 ‘Let’s Puzzle, not Poker’
Mitzi Moran –  CEO, Sunrise Community Health

Mitzi shared stories about some of the innovative public health collaborations & partnerships she has helped bring to fruition, and provided collaborative ideas for attendees to bring back to their personal and professional lives.

October 11, 2018 ‘How My Story Became Her Story’
Jill Tietjen, P.E. – Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame Inductee & Author

Jill delighted the audience with her personal story as an innovative woman, and how she’s worked to highlight the stories & significant contributions of many women in history as well.

Organizing Board

Candace Mathiason, PhD
Associate Professor, CSU
Co-Lead, Innovating Minds Lecture Series

Julie Moreno, PhD
Assistant Professor, CSU
Co-Lead, Innovating Minds Lecture Series

Mandana Ashouri
Director, Licensing & Business Development,
CSU Ventures

Lindsay Hohn
Founder & CEO, 3 Labs Development
Co-Director, Women Who Code

Heidi Olinger
Founder & CEO, Pretty Brainy

Amanda Koch
PhD Candidate, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, CSU

Rod Tompkins
Director, Licensing and Business Development,
CSU Ventures

Edit Szalai, PhD
Program Manager, CSU

Madelein Lopez
Web & Technology Development Coordinator, CSU