Mines student launches Project Positivity movement

Colorado School of Mines mechanical engineering student Emily Wong recently launched Project Positivity, a movement to spread positivity on campus. Wong leaves post-it notes with uplifting messages, encouraging quotes and jokes to make others smile. Her notes are intended to make “that bad day a little better, and that great day a little bit funnier.”

“If everyone could leave one note a day, just think about the impact that would make on the Mines community,” Wong said. “There’d be so much more positive energy on campus.”

Wong has left messages in women’s bathrooms, on study tables and around campus buildings.

“You never know when someone needs little laughter,” Wong said. “Taping a note to the bathroom mirror reminding the next person that they are beautiful or appreciated could make their day. I am hoping that other people spread the word, leave notes and utilize social media.”

Wong’s goal is to spread her movement beyond Mines. She is encouraging students to leave notes during their spring break trips March 8-13 using #ProjectPositivity.

You can see her project in action on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.



Kathleen Morton, Communications Coordinator / 303-273-3088 / KMorton@mines.edu
Karen Gilbert, Director of Public Relations / 303-273-3541 / KGilbert@mines.edu