Keenan Urmann is a University Innovation Fellow and an undergraduate student studying Mechanical Engineering at the Colorado School of Mines (CSM). His specialties include Biomechanical Engineering, Humanitarian Engineering, and active involvement in his school’s Peace Corps Prep program. Being a Colorado native with an interest in math and science it was natural to enroll at CSM.
At the Colorado School of Mines, Keenan began his involvement with Residence Life and served as a Resident Assistant and Hall Director for four years. It was here that he discovered his passion for creating communities and getting others excited for their futures as young engineers. This desire for creating change for the community lead him to the University Innovation Fellows, and enabled him to have a stronger influence on the future of his campus.
Keenan has always had a strong desire for building community and this manifested itself in the network of faculty, students, and alumni that he created through his various involvements and roles at CSM. This involvement includes the Residence Hall Association (RHA), Organization of Meditators at Mines (OMM), Hike for Help, Blaster Hackers, Residence Life, and ultimately the University Innovation Fellows (UIF).
Apart from his campus involvement he also enjoys listening to music, being active, anything related to the outdoors, travelling the world, and trying anything new and exciting that he can be a part of. All of these passions led him to pursue a career with the Peace Corps and is looking to serve the world in any way possible.