Leslie Light

Teaching Associate Professor, Engineering, Design, & Society
Director, Cornerstone Design

Leslie Light has developed and is teaching a myriad of engineering design courses at Mines. She has over 20 years of industry experience including consumer products in India, high tech in the Silicon Valley, small business consulting in South Africa, and agriculture – both and humanitarian (with iDE) and in the US with John Deere. She is passionate about bringing user-centered design principles she learned at Stanford and in her career to Mines’ authentic problem-solving courses, and is working with others on campus to establish a broader integrated context for innovation and design.




BS, General Engineering in Product Design, Stanford University
MBA, Entrepreneurial Management, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Design I (EDNS151)
Design II (EDNS251)
Capstone Design (EDNS 491 & 492)
Integrated Design Studios (various)
Human Centered Problem Definition (EDNS301)


Engineering Annex