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Sun. 17 Feb, 2013 - Sat. 23 Feb, 2013

Sunday, February 17, 2013

There are no events on this day.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Research @ Tech Day (Mon. 18 Feb, 2013 9:30 am - 10:30 am)

More than 300 high school students and their families will visit Tech for this special recruiting event.

9:30 a.m. Check-In – Macey Center
10 a.m. Keynote Address
11 a.m.-2 p.m. Build your own visit:
          *Lunch on your own (Tech Dining Room open)
          *Residence Hall Tours
          *Club Fair
          *Student Services Offices open
          *Financial Aid & Scholarship Presentations (on the hour)
2 p.m. Academic Tour 1
3 p.m. Academic Tour 2

Chemistry Club Meeting (Mon. 18 Feb, 2013 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm)

Please bring ideas for what you want us to do this semester. We will also figure out a schedule for Club Fair on Friday.
Possible ideas for this semester include
-Science Olympiad events
-Science Fair judging
-demos/ outreach
-LN2 ice cream :-)
-meeting food?
-social events

Management Department Seminar (Mon. 18 Feb, 2013 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm)


Jainfeng Yao is a faculty candidate in the Management Department. His seminar talk is titled "Maternal Employment Type, Maternal Child Care and Child Health in Rural China: Policy and Behavior". 3 p.m. in MSEC 101

Earth Science Seminar (Mon. 18 Feb, 2013 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

Dr. Carl Agee of the Institute of Meteoritics at the University of New Mexico, will present a special Earth and Environmental Science Department seminar. He will discuss his research on Mars meteorites, msot notably a new study published in January 2013 in the journal Science Express. Agee is the lead author of a paper examining a Mars meteorite found to have 10 times more water content than any previously studied Mars objects. 4 p.m. in MSEC 101.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Mechanical Engineering Seminar (Tue. 19 Feb, 2013 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

Tech professor Dr. Ashok Ghosh will share his research and development experience in the area of water desalinization for this week's graduate/faculty seminar in the Mechanical Engineering Department. His talk is "Efficient Desalinization Process for Highly Concentrated Water: A Business Perspective." 2 p.m. at Cramer 124.

Python 01 (Tue. 19 Feb, 2013 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm)

Python Section 1 classes are free every Tuesday from 5:30 to 6:20 p.m. in Speare 116

Auditions (Tue. 19 Feb, 2013 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Come try out for the moving, funny, and enlightening play, The Vagina Monologues, that helps raise funds and awareness to end violence against women ang girls. Rehearsals will be flexible and try to cater to your schedule, so please audition if interested! For more information, contact Elizabeth Gallagher at Jones Annex 101 at 7 p.m.


SGA Meeting (Tue. 19 Feb, 2013 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm)

Free food and drinks will be provided.  Students are encouraged to come and express any concerns. 8 p.m. in Workman 101.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Management Department Seminar (Wed. 20 Feb, 2013 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

Dr. Yan Yuan is a faculty candidate in the Management Department. Her seminar talk is titled "How Optimal are Credit Card Companies? Comparing Randomized vs. Non-randomized Offers." 3 p.m. in MSEC 101

EES Special Seminar (Wed. 20 Feb, 2013 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

Jolante van Wijk, an assistant professor of geophysics at the University of Houston, presents a special seminar in the Earth and Environmental Science Department. She will talk on, "Time and Length Scales of Continental Rifting." 4 p.m. in MSEC 101.  Feb 20:

Cooking with Jane Butel (Wed. 20 Feb, 2013 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Learn the techniques of New Mexican cooking and eat your finished product in this fun and educational four-hour class. Instructor Jane Butel is a world renowned food consultant, cooking school owner, author, and TV personality. Sign up at the Registrar's Office for class LIFE111C-01, CRN 63508. Tuition $40 +$25 Lab Fee. 6 to 9 p.m. at the M Mountain Grill and the Golf Course.

St. Patrick's Catholic Newman Center (Wed. 20 Feb, 2013 7:00 pm)

The Newman Center at New Mexico Tech is a Catholic organization which serves students seeking to grow in their faith. Meetings include fellowship, discussions, and dinner. All are welcome! 7 p.m. at the Newman Center on School of Mines Road.

American Society of Mechanical Engineers Meeting (Wed. 20 Feb, 2013 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

The New Mexico Tech student chapter of the ASME meets at 7 p.m. in Weir 102.  All are welcome to join in the food and fun.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Earth Science Talk (Thu. 21 Feb, 2013 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm)

Dr. Rebecca Flowers of the University of Colorado will present an informal talk about her research: "Apatite 4He/3He and (U-Th)/He Evidence for An Ancient Grand Canyon." Flowers has proposed that the Grand Canyon is 65 million to 70 million years old, which is contrary to the prevailing hypothesis that the canyon is ~6 million years old. . Noon in MSEC 101.

Ins & Outs of Internships (Thu. 21 Feb, 2013 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm)

What can you expect from an internship? How can you find one? Join Lillian Armijo (Student Affairs) and the Women's Resource Center for pizza in Fitch 106/107 on Thursday at 12:30 pm!

Python 02 (Thu. 21 Feb, 2013 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

Python 02 classes will be held every Thursday from 4 to 4:50 p.m. in Speare 116. 

Earth Science Seminar (Thu. 21 Feb, 2013 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

Dr. Rebecca Flowers of the University of Colorado will present the Earth and Environmental Science Department seminar.  She will present "Epeirogeny or Eustasy? Deciphering the Rise and Fall of Continental Interiors and Implications for Mantle Dynamics." 4 p.m. in MSEC 101.

Physics Department Seminar (Thu. 21 Feb, 2013 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

Dr. Ylva Pihlstrom is a professor of physics and astronomy at the University of New Mexico. She will present the Physics Department seminar, titled “Methanol Masers in the Galactic Center and in Supernova Remnants.” Dr. Pilhstrom will discuss how she uses the EVLA to detect methanol masers in the Galactic Center region. 4 p.m. in Workman 101.

Swing Dance (Thu. 21 Feb, 2013 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm)

Weekly Swing Dance held in the SAC hosted by the New Mexico Tech Ballroom Dance Club. Everyone is welcome. Lessons are held before the dance most nights. 8 to 10:30 p.m.

NMT Auto Racing Club Meeting (Thu. 21 Feb, 2013 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

The NMT Automotive Racing Club (NMTARC) meets weekly at 8 p.m. Thursdays in Workman 101. Come and help plan for upcoming autocrosses, rallycrosses, cruises, and shop nights. Everyone is welcome to join! Contact us at

Friday, February 22, 2013

NRAO Colloquium (Fri. 22 Feb, 2013 11:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Dr. Kartik Sheth, a research astronomer with the NRAO in Charlottesville, Va., will present the NM-NRAO Colloquium. He will present “Constraining the Cosmological Evolution of Disks Using Stellar Bars,” presenting the latest results on local bars from the Spitzer Survey of Stellar Structure in Galaxies (S4G) and discussing the observations for the declining bar fraction with redshift from the COSMOS survey. 11 a.m. at the Domenici Science Operation Center (NRAO) auditorium.

Time: 11:00 am, (MT) Friday, February 22, 2013

Chemistry seminar (Fri. 22 Feb, 2013 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm)

Professor Ronald Castellano of the University of Florida will present the Chemistry Department seminar. His talk is titled "Developing Smart Building Blocks for Functional Organic Materials." Noon in Cramer 101.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

NM Science Olympiad (Sat. 23 Feb, 2013 8:00 am - 4:00 pm)

NM State Finals - NM Science Olympiad.  Hundreds of students representing dozens of middle schools and high schools from around the state come to Socorro to compete in about 24 events designed to test their science, engineering and communication skills. Competitions begin at 8 a.m. and conclude by 4 p.m. The awards ceremonies will be at Macey Center in the evening.

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