Regent Merchant to keynote engineering conference at UC Denver

By Staff


Regent Monisha Merchant, D-Lakewood, will be the keynote speaker at "Tu Futuro en Ingenieria," the third annual high school engineering conference sponsored by the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers at the University of Colorado Denver.

The event is slated for Feb. 5 on the UC Denver campus. The day of workshops is aimed at exposing high school students to careers in civil, mechanical, electrical and computer science engineering, all of which are taught at UC Denver.

Merchant's roots in engineering date back to her days as a student at Bear Creek High School, when she attended CU-Boulder's Engineering Days. She went on to earn electrical engineering and political science degrees at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and now works as an engineer and product manager at Broomfield-based Level 3 Communications.

For details on the event, contact Gabriel Ledezma, external president of the UC Denver chapter of the Society of Professional Engineers, 303-669-7566.