Events under 'Meetings and Seminars'
Wednesday, March 01, 2017

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Date

CSE Speaker Series - Dr. Drew Hamilton

Dr. Drew Hamilton from Mississippi State University is the guest speaker for the Computer Science and Engineering Speaker Series. He will discuss "What if a Simulation is Too Good?" at 11 a,m.i n Cramer 221.

The need for simulation software vulnerability assessment is being driven by three major trends: increased use of modeling and simulation for training and operational planning; increased emphasis on coalition warfare and interoperability and finally increased awareness of the potential security risks inherent in sharing operationally useful software. This presentation will address calculating the parameterization of the simulation, as well as disassembly, decompilation and runtime execution analysis. Additionally, we will discuss training, tactics and procedures that can be gleaned from a high fidelity simulation. This presentation will describe in an unclassified manner the process developed by Dr. Hamilton and the Missile Defense Agency to evaluate potential vulnerabilities in shared simulation software.

Wednesday, March 01, 2017 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Cyber Security Talk

Dr. Drew Hamilton of Mississippi State University presents a special talk with a STEM focus on cyber security, vulnerabilities, and forensics. His talk is titled "Navigating the Digital Divide - How worried should you be about your cyber security?" This talk is hosted by the NMT Center for Graduate Studies. 

Any hands-on demonstration of the current state of the art in digital forensics is likely to increase one's sense of paranoia. For this reason, cyber security is a rapidly growing field. Combined with never-ending operating system upgrades and ever-increasing numbers of mobile devices, cyber security is a perennially changing field. This presentation will discuss the impacts of the so-called digital divide. The unsuspecting are ever more vulnerable, while the savvy user can easily obtain tools to hide their tracks. Current trends in computing are pushing us to share more information in an increasingly dangerous environment. Topics will include current trends in digital forensics versus anti-forensics, password vulnerabilities, USB vulnerabilities, anonymous routing and network logs, dealing with encryption, dealing with steganography, and recognizing manipulation of time stamps. 2 p.m. in Workman 101. Dr. Hamilton will be available for questions until 3:30 p.m. 

Wednesday, March 01, 2017 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Materials Engineering Seminar

Dr. Peter Dickens., Sandia National Laboratories, will present the Materials Engineering Seminar Series. His talk is titled "Increased Vacancy Formation and Improved Decay Kinetics in Cerium and Calcium Co-doped Yttrium Aluminum Garnet." Dickens will discuss the scintillation and defect properties of three Ce,Ca:Y3Al5O12 single crystals grown by the Czochralski method at the Center for Materials Research, Washington State University, which were co-doped with different amounts of calcium. Among the characterization methods used, positron annihilation spectroscopy, x-ray absorption spectroscopy, and photoluminescence combined with YAG's crystal field splitting of the Ce 5d levels help to elucidate the mechanism for improved scintillation decay times in the scintillator. 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 1, in Cramer 124

Wednesday, March 01, 2017 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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AAAS Open Meeting/Reception

New Mexico Tech has contracted with the American Association for the Advancement of Science to assist the university with intellectual property endeavors. This open meeting and reception is intended for faculty members, staff researchers, and students to learn more about AAAS and its Research Competitiveness Program. Anyone interested in learning about NMT's efforts in the area is encouraged to attend. 3:40 to 5 p.m. in the Fire and Ice lounge at the Fidel Center. 

Wednesday, March 01, 2017 3:40 pm - 5:00 pm
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Physics Department Colloquium

Dr. David Grow of the NMT Mechanical Engineering Department will present the Physics Department seminar. His talk is titled "Overview of Recent Projects in the Robotic Interfaces Lab at NMT.." Human-robot interfaces allow exciting new synergies for solving interesting engineering problems. This talk will provide an overview of current projects with emphasis on current work related to the training of orthopaedic surgeons. Currently, no criteria has been established for hands-on training of surgical residents on common procedures used in each orthopaedic surgery subspecialty rotation. Some institutions have implemented qualitative evaluation methods, while others have purchased expensive robots for evaluation. To address this initiative, we have implemented low-cost, sensor-based modifications to common surgical instruments to quantitatively evaluate the surgical skills of orthopaedic residents.4 p.m. in Workman 101. 

Thursday, March 02, 2017 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Earth Science Seminar

Daniel Stephens of DB Stephens in Albuquerque will present the Earth Science Seminar. His talk is titled ""Challenging Times Ahead." Hosted by the Earth and Environmental Science Department and the Bureau of Geology. 4 p.m. in MSEC 101. 

Thursday, March 02, 2017 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Financial Literacy Workshop

Nusenda Credit Union is hosting a financial literacy workshop for students. Come and learn about the financial toils, tools, and opportunities available to you! Financial tips from budgeting daily to weekly expenses, improving credit scores, credit and debt management, making the mlost of tax returns and more! The more responsible the younger you is, the less responsible the older you has to be! 5:30 p.m. in the Student Affairs Office in the Fidel Center. 

Thursday, March 02, 2017 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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NRAO Colloquium

Joseph Helmboldt of U.S. Naval Research Laboratory will appear via video to present the NRAO-Socorro colloquium. His talk is titled "Remote Sensing of Disturbances Within the Ionosphere and Plasmasphere with the Very Large Array." When observing a bright, low-frequency source, the VLA's excellent timing stability allows for extremely precise measurements of these gradients on relatively short time scales. Hemboldt will describe past and current efforts to exploit this virtually unmatched precision to study disturbances in both the ionosphere and the plasmasphere. These include irregularities associated with weather-driven gravity waves, so-called electro-buoyancy waves, naturally occurring and human-generated acoustic waves, and field-aligned plasmaspheric structures that were initially discovered with the VLA. 11 a.m. in the auditorium of the Domenici Science Operations Center (NRAO).

Friday, March 03, 2017 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Board of Regents Meeting

The New Mexico Tech Board of Regents will meet in regular session at 10 a.m. Monday, March 6, at the Hilton, 100 Sandoval St., Santa Fe, N.M. The Regents may go into closed session to discuss personnel and/or legal issues pursuant to 10-15-1 H (2) of the New Mexico Open Meeting.

Copies of the agenda will be available not less than 72 hours prior to the meeting and will be available at the Office of the President, Brown Hall 217, by email at pio@nmt.edu. and posted on the university website at http://www.nmt.edu/board-of-regents,

Monday, March 06, 2017 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Earth Science Seminar

John Fleck of the University of New Mexico Water Resources Program, will present a special Earth Science Seminar. His talk is titled "Beyond the Cadillac Desert: Charting a Hopeful Path for the West's Water." Hosted by the Earth and Environmental Science Department and the Bureau of Geology. 4 p.m. in MSEC 101.

Monday, March 06, 2017 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Website Redesign Open Forum

Representatives of iFactory will be on campus Monday, March 6 through Wednesday, March 8. An open house will be at noon Tuesday, March 7, in the third-floor ballrooms of the Fidel Center. Everyone is invited to participate. The sole purpose of this open house is to provide the NMT community an opportunity to ask questions of the project and provide feedback. Both iFactory's representatives and the core redesign team available to answer questions.  

Tuesday, March 07, 2017 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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iFactory Website Forum

New Mexico Tech has contracted with iFactory to help create a new website for the university. The Office of Communications is hosting company representatives for a site visit, including this open house for employees and students to hear about the project's progress, provide input, and ask questions. Everyone is welcome to attend. Noon in the third-floor ballrooms of the Fidel Center. 

Tuesday, March 07, 2017 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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Wolves Den Workshop #4

The second annual Inventors and Entrepreneurs Workshop on April 7 and 8 will feature New Mexico Tech's "Wolves Den." Anyone interested in presenting is invited to participate in these mini-shops to prepare for the event. The fourth mini-workshop is "Financing Your Idea," powered by S.C.O.R.E. 3 p.m. in Cramer 124. More info is available at management.nmt.edu/invent.

Tuesday, March 07, 2017 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Physics Department Colloquium

Chip Scott will present the Physics Department colloquium. His talk is titled "Gravitational Wae Detectors or Ghosts in hte (LIGO) Machine?" 4 p.m. in Workman 101. 

Thursday, March 09, 2017 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Toastmaster's Club - NMT

The Toastmaster's Club meets at 6 p.m. in MSEC 101 on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. Everyone is welcome to attend. Toastmaster's helps students with public speaking and presentation skills. 

Thursday, March 09, 2017 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Every Month until May 09, 2017

Materials Engineering Ph.D. Dissertation Defense

Dick Engbrecht, doctoral candidate in the Materials Engineering Department, will defend his dissertation on " Morphological and Synergistic Effects of Additives and Naturally Occurring Impurities on Calcium Sulfate Castings.” 11:15 a.m. March 10 in Cramer 123.

Friday, March 10, 2017 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
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SRS Poster Presentation Workshop

Students interested in presenting their research at the 2017 Student Research Symposium in April are encouraged to attend this workshop.  Students will get tips and advice on how to present a research poster. 6 p.m. in Speare 113.

Monday, March 20, 2017 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Toastmaster's Club - NMT

The Toastmaster's Club meets at 6 p.m. in MSEC 101 on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. Everyone is welcome to attend. Toastmaster's helps students with public speaking and presentation skills.

Thursday, March 23, 2017 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Every Month until April 23, 2017

SRS Three-Minute Speech Workshop

Students interested in presenting a three-minute speech on their research at the 2017 Student Research Symposium in April are encouraged to attend this workshop.  Students will learn the rules of the competition and get helpful tips on giving a successful and engaging speech. 6 p.m. in Speare 113.

Monday, March 27, 2017 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Student Forum

The 2017 Spring Student Forum will be at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 28, in the third-floor ballrooms of the Fidel Center. The main discussion topic will be potential tuition increase. Students with other topics of concern should email questions to the SGA. Top administrators from the university will be on hand to talk to students. Pizza and drinks for everyone. 

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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