Fellow:Corey Brugh

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About Corey

Corey Brugh graduated from the Colorado School of Mines with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering. While a student at Mines, Corey jumpstarted a campus culture change to embrace innovation and entrepreneurship through strong partnerships with faculty/administration and he created numerous opportunities for students to experience design thinking.

Corey is now an R&D engineer at P&G where he is the franchise leader for global packaging initiatives for P&G’s hand dishwashing liquids business (Dawn, Gain, Ivory & Joy). Corey is a strong advocate for design thinking and lean start-up/innovation within the Home Care business unit. Corey is a founding member of the North American Home Care Culture Team where he is driving organizational culture change to embrace diversity, inclusion and enabling an organization to deliver new innovative solutions to consumers across the globe.

Work as a University Innovation Fellow

Creation of NAE Grand Challenges Themed Learning Community

In partnership with Residence Life and campus faculty, Corey proposed a new themed learning community based on the NAE's Engineering Grand Challenges. This themed learning community will expose freshmen to new ways of thinking and help build a foundation that will prepare them to address the grand challenges. The 5 core components of the community are entrepreneurship, research, global awareness, service learning and interdisciplinary understanding.

Rebooting the Mines Entrepreneurship Club

Corey has actively worked to help relaunch the entrepreneurship club. As a founder and officer, Corey is helping create a vibrant and active campus organization that promotes entrepreneurship.

Pathways to Innovation

With help from faculty partners, Corey assembled a team of Mines faculty to apply for Epicenter's Pathways to Innovation program. Accepted in the Spring 2015 cohort, the pathways team is currently hard at work to improve I&E at Mines by curriculum changes, new systems/programs and holding events to address the needs of the campus.


Corey has assembled a team of students to organize a TEDx in the spring of 2016 for the Mines community.

Fighting for Student IP Rights

At a state and national level, Corey is a part of a group of fellows that is working to remove unfair and often ambiguous university IP policies. These policies threaten to stymie the culture of student innovation and entrepreneurship sweeping the nation and already taking hold at leading institutions around the country.

Students for IP Rights Facebook Page

Petition for Students for IP Rights

Fundraising page for Students for IP Rights

Improving Engineering Ed at the National Academy of Engineering

Corey's direct appeal for support to 50+ engineering deans from the nation's top engineering schools to improve engineering education.


Email: corey.brugh@gmail.com


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