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Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Mechanical Engineering Seminar (Tue. 1 Apr, 2014 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

Christopher R Cherry, president of Cherry Engineering, will present the Mechanical Engineering Department seminar. His talk is titled, "Educational and Technical Considerations for Energetic Material Engineering, Project Design, and Program Management." 2 p.m. in Cramer 124.

Faculty Senate (Tue. 1 Apr, 2014 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

Faculty Senate regular meetings are the first Tuesday of the month September through April. The May meeting is held to conicide with commencement preparations. 4 p.m. in Workman 101.

SGA Meeting (Tue. 1 Apr, 2014 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm)

Come express any concerns you have to the Student Government. 8:30pm in third floor ballrooms of the Fidel Center, Contact nmt.sga.vp@gmail.com with any questions.

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Do-it-yourself Bike Repair (Wed. 2 Apr, 2014 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm)

The New Mexico Tech Bicycle Club hosts a bike repair afternoon every Wednesday from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Macey Center loading dock.. The club has tools for you to do your own repairs. Club members are on hand to offer advice.

Philosophy of Math and Science Seminar (Wed. 2 Apr, 2014 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

A weekly seminar and discussion group surrounding the philosophy of science and mathematics. Everyone is welcome to join in the Math Conference Room in Weir Hall.

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Mozart and Friends (Thu. 3 Apr, 2014 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm)

New Mexico Tech presents the 2014 Performance Program, with several upcoming concerts. "Mozart and Friends" will stage "Lunch at the Opera" on April 21 at the Macey Center recital hall during the lunch hour.

Physics Seminar (Thu. 3 Apr, 2014 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

Dr. Katie Richardson is the southern New Mexico field representative for Senator Martin Heinrich's office. She will present the Physics Department seminar, which is titled, "Random Paths." Career paths are never straightforward. Richardson will talk about alternative careers in science for undergraduate and graduate students, the importance of effective communication, and how she ended up being happiest doing government work as a Ph.D. in particle physics. She will also address the pressing need for scientists to engage in public policy. Students are especially encouraged to attend and ask questions. 4 p.m. in Workman 101.

Automotive Racing Club Meeting (Thu. 3 Apr, 2014 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

The New Mexico Tech Automotive Racing Club is a highly energized group of students that share a common interest in cars. Our members enjoy both working on and racing their cars. Feel free to join us in Workman 101 at 8 p.m. on Thursdays.

Friday, April 04, 2014

62nd NM Science & Engineering Fair (Fri. 4 Apr, 2014 9:00 am - 8:00 pm)

New Mexico Tech hosts the 62nd annual New Mexico Science & Engineering Fair on Saturday, April 5. Participants are invited to an evening of fun events the night before the Fair.  More than 100 high school and middle school students will display their projects in the Tech gymnasiums. Judging will be done by 4 p.m. Awards will be announced at Macey Center beginning at 6 p.m. The winners will earn all-expense paid trips to the International Science and Engineering Fair in Los Angeles from May 11 to 16. Many more students will earn scholarships and other financial incentive awards.

Materials Engineering Seminar (Fri. 4 Apr, 2014 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm)

Dr. Ronald S. Goeke, of Sandia National Laboratories, will deliver the Materials Engineering Department seminar. His talk is titled, "Synthesis and Thermal Stability of Au-ZnO Nano-Composite Thin Films for Electrical Contacts. ' Goeke received his Ph.D. and M.S. in Chemical Engineering from The University of New Mexico and his B.S. from New Mexico State University. He is presently a member of the Materials Science Center at Sandia National Laboratories. Current research efforts are primarily focused on the development of thin films via vapor deposition for tribological, optical and diffusion barrier applications. Noon Friday, April 4, in Cramer 124.

Verge Fund Speaker Series (Fri. 4 Apr, 2014 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm)

Milton Chang is the author of "Toward Entrepreneuriship" and the founder of Incubic Management, a Silicon Valley venture firm. He is the guest speaker for the Verge Fund Speaker Series, sponsored by the Verge Fund and the Management Department. He will present a roundtable discussion at 1:30 p.m. in the Tripp Room of the Skeen Library (room 212).

Mark Nizer: 3D Comedy & Juggling Show (Fri. 4 Apr, 2014 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

New Mexico Tech Performing Arts Series presents Mark Nizer: 3D Comedy & Juggling Show, high-tech entertainment, described as “nothing less than brilliant.” Tickets are $20 for adults, $18 for seniors, $10 for youth, and free for New Mexico Tech Students. 7:30 p.m. at Macey Center. For more information visit http://www.nmtpas.org

Star Party and Barbecue (Fri. 4 Apr, 2014 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm)

The New Mexico Tech Astronomy Club will host a Star Party Barbecue on the Athletic field at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 4. The club will offer free hotdogs, a Cosmos telescope giveaway, and several other giveaways! Please bring your Tech ID's to be eligible for the drawings. The club will be selling sodas and candy at the event. Keep an eye out for our posters for more information and spread the word! Also, thanks to the Student Government Association for funding the giveaway, food items, and their hard work.

Computer Science and Engineering Dissertation Defense (Fri. 4 Apr, 2014 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm)

Doctoral candidate Alex Kent will present his dissertation, titled, "Integrated Enterprise Cyber-Security Through the Exploitation of Distributed Event Data." 3 p.m. in the Graduate Office Conference Room, second floor of the Fidel Center..

 

Saturday, April 05, 2014

62nd NM Science & Engineering Fair (Sat. 5 Apr, 2014 7:00 am - 9:00 pm)

New Mexico Tech hosts the 62nd annual New Mexico Science & Engineering Fair. More than 100 high school and middle school students will display their projects in the Tech gymnasiums. Judging will be done by 4 p.m. Awards will be announced at Macey Center beginning at 6 p.m. The winners will earn all-expense paid trip to the International Science and Engineering Fair in Los Angeles from May 11 to 16. Many more students will earn scholarships and other financial incentive awards.

Annual Book Sale (Sat. 5 Apr, 2014 9:00 am - 3:00 pm)

The Friends of the Socorro Public Library will host the annual book sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the sidewalks between the Fidel Center and Workman Center.  Come find some inexpensive, lightly-used books! 

            

First Saturday Star Party (Sat. 5 Apr, 2014 7:00 pm)

The New Mexico Tech Astronomy Club holds a free public star party at the Frank T. Etscorn Observatory. The star party starts after sunset. Come out and join us for a night under the stars! If there are any questions please email the club at astro@nmt.edu.

Rocky Horror Picture Show (Sat. 5 Apr, 2014 10:00 pm - Sun. 6 Apr, 2014 3:00 am)

Transvestite Preserevation Society, a New Mexico Tech student club, will present their semesterly showing of the 'Rocky Horror Picture Show.'  This is open ONLY to New Mexico Tech students and invited alumni of the club.  Doors open at 10 p.m.-ish at the SAC.  Preshow starts 10:30 p.m.-ish.  Admission cost is a donation of non-perishable food (canned or dry goods) to be given to the local homeless shelter. You MUST be 18 or older with a valid New Mexico Tech ID. IDs will be checked at the door. No ID, no entry.

 

Sunday, April 06, 2014

Rocky Horror Picture Show (Sat. 5 Apr, 2014 10:00 pm - Sun. 6 Apr, 2014 3:00 am)

Transvestite Preserevation Society, a New Mexico Tech student club, will present their semesterly showing of the 'Rocky Horror Picture Show.'  This is open ONLY to New Mexico Tech students and invited alumni of the club.  Doors open at 10 p.m.-ish at the SAC.  Preshow starts 10:30 p.m.-ish.  Admission cost is a donation of non-perishable food (canned or dry goods) to be given to the local homeless shelter. You MUST be 18 or older with a valid New Mexico Tech ID. IDs will be checked at the door. No ID, no entry.

 

Monday, April 07, 2014

Alumni Reception: Houston 1 (Mon. 7 Apr, 2014 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm)

Join the Office for Advancement and Alumni Relations and Dr. Peter Mozely, Associate Professor of Geology, at the Annual AAPG Convention for an alumni reception. George R. Brown Convention Center, 1001 Avenida De Las Americas, Houston, Texas. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Association for Computing Machinery meeting (Mon. 7 Apr, 2014 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Join the Tech student chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery, the premier professional society for computer scientists. Weekly meetings are at 8 p.m. Mondays in Cramer 101. Meetings include technical lectures and planning for events including programming competitions, outreach activities, game jams, and other items.

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Mechanical Engineering Thesis Defense (Tue. 8 Apr, 2014 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

Michelle N. Skaggs will present her thesis, "Characterization of Pyrotechnic Ingiter Output with High Speed Schlieren Imaging"   2 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, in Cramer 124

Independent Study Presentation (Tue. 8 Apr, 2014 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm)

Shira Isaacson, graduate student in Master's of Science for Teachers, presents her Independent Study "Virtual Mathematics Textbook Implementation at Farmington Municipal Schools", public invited. 5 p.m., in Cramer 108, 

Alumni Reception: Houston 2 (Tue. 8 Apr, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Join the Office for Advancemnt and Alumni Relations and Dr. Peter Mozley, Associate Professor of Geology, for an Alumni reception in Houston, Texas. Sambuca Restaurant, 909 Texas Avenue, Houston, TX. RSVP to Colleen Guengerich at cguengerich@admin.nmt.edu. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Do-it-yourself Bike Repair (Wed. 9 Apr, 2014 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm)

The New Mexico Tech Bicycle Club hosts a bike repair afternoon every Wednesday from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Macey Center loading dock.. The club has tools for you to do your own repairs. Club members are on hand to offer advice.

Philosophy of Math and Science Seminar (Wed. 9 Apr, 2014 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

A weekly seminar and discussion group surrounding the philosophy of science and mathematics. Everyone is welcome to join in the Math Conference Room in Weir Hall.

Wednesday Hump/Pump Theme Day (Wed. 9 Apr, 2014 6:00 pm)

Working out doesn’t always have to be so serious. Every Wednesday in April, have some fun during your gym time and dress up to the suggested “Hump Day/Pump Day” theme. This Wednesday, April 9, is Superhero Day. Be creative and have fun. If you are wearing body paint, just remember to wipe down your equipment please. 

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Global Village Day (Thu. 10 Apr, 2014 10:00 am - 2:00 pm)

Swing by the Fidel Center to learn about many of the countries represented by international students at New Mexico Tech. Students from various countries will host booths featuring items -- and sometimes food -- from their home countries. International students will also offer xciting performances. Chartwells will offer delicious international meals served to celebrate the many cultures represented at Tech. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Fidel Center.

International Student Potluck (Thu. 10 Apr, 2014 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

The annual end-of the semester international student potluck will be at 5 p.m. Thursday, April 10, in the Epiphany Episcopal Church Fellowship Hall (directly across the street from the Skeen Library). Bring your favorite foods from home to share! Everyone is welcome to join. We hope to see you! The Potluck is sponsored by your friends at the New Mexico Tech Writing Center and the CLASS Department. 

Automotive Racing Club Meeting (Thu. 10 Apr, 2014 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

The New Mexico Tech Automotive Racing Club is a highly energized group of students that share a common interest in cars. Our members enjoy both working on and racing their cars. Feel free to join us in Workman 101 at 8 p.m. on Thursdays.

Friday, April 11, 2014

N.M. Geological Society Conference (Fri. 11 Apr, 2014 8:00 am - 8:00 pm)

The annual conference of the New Mexico Geological Society will be at Macey Center all day. The special theme session is "Synergy between Academia and the Fossil Fuel Industry in New Mexico," with the keynote address  delivered by Dr. Katharine A. Giles of the University of Texas at El Paso. Abstracts either for oral presentations or posters are encouraged for this session. Registration opens at 7:30 a.m., with the meeting starting at 8 a.m. 

Graduate Reading Workshop (Fri. 11 Apr, 2014 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

This two-day reading workshop focuses on everything from the nuts and bolts of getting through large stacks of papers quickly and efficiently to evaluating both popular and academic scientific articles. 1 to 5 p.m. Friday and 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday in Speare Hall 113.  We will also have a killer barbecue on Saturday outside Speare. Capacity is limited, so please register by April 4 at http://physics.nmt.edu/~reading

NovoPacks (Fri. 11 Apr, 2014 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm)

The New Mexico Tech campus chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB), in collaboration with several clubs on campus, will be gathering together to assemble backpacks for the homeless populations of New Mexico. These packs include essential items such as toothpaste, toothbrush, canned goods, toilet paper, and other necessities that homeless individuals need on a day-to-day basis. Once the packs have been put together, they will be distributed to the homeless populations of New Mexico via local homeless shelters. 4 p.m. in the west gym.

Taikoza: Japanese Drummers (Fri. 11 Apr, 2014 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

New Mexio Tech Performing Arts Series presents Taikoza, thunderous rhythms of the ancestral Japanese Taiko drums, the magical soulful melodies of the bamboo flutes, and colorful dances.  Tickets are $20 for adults, $18 for seniors, $10 for youth, and free for New Mexio Tech students.  7:30 p.m. at Macey Center. For more information, visit: http://www.nmtpas.org.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Graduate Reading Workshop (Sat. 12 Apr, 2014 8:30 am - 3:00 pm)

This two-day reading workshop focuses on everything from the nuts and bolts of getting through large stacks of papers quickly and efficiently to evaluating both popular and academic scientific articles. 1 to 5 p.m. Friday and 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday in Speare Hall 113.  We will also have a killer barbecue on Saturday outside Speare. Capacity is limited, so please register by April 4 at http://physics.nmt.edu/~reading.

NMT's ASAP Drunk Driving Simulation (Sat. 12 Apr, 2014 11:00 am - 1:00 pm)

NMT's Alcohol Safety Awareness Program is hosting a drunk driving simulation and candy giveaway during the Saturday of Spring Fling!  Come wear a pair of Drunk Goggles and drive our ASAP golf cart through our exciting outdoor obstacle course. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

GSA/SGA Pool Party (Sun. 13 Apr, 2014 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

The Graduate Student Association and the Student Government Association are hosting a pool party and field activies. There will be food and lots of games. Noon to 3 p.m. 

Monday, April 14, 2014

Chamber Music Concert (Mon. 14 Apr, 2014 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm)

New Mexico Tech presents the 2014 Performance Program, with several upcoming concerts. "Mozart and Friends" will stage "Lunch at the Opera" on April 14 at the Fidel Center during the lunch hour.

Materials Engineering Thesis Defense (Mon. 14 Apr, 2014 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

Master's student George Egert will defend his Materials Engineering Department thesis, titled, "An Analysis of Cryogenic Treatment of D2 Steel, With a Focus on Corrosion." 2 p.m. in Cramer 129.

Association for Computing Machinery meeting (Mon. 14 Apr, 2014 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Join the Tech student chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery, the premier professional society for computer scientists. Weekly meetings are at 8 p.m. Mondays in Cramer 101. Meetings include technical lectures and planning for events including programming competitions, outreach activities, game jams, and other items.

Total Lunar Eclipse (Mon. 14 Apr, 2014 10:00 pm - 11:59 pm)

A total lunar eclipse will be the night of Wednesday, April 14. Come to the Etscorn Campus Observatory after 10 p.m. to view this year's first total lunar eclipse. The eclipse begins at 10:50 p.m. Totality begins at 1:06 a.m. and ends at 2:34 a.m. The observatory will be open the whole time, if the skies are clear.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Mechanical Engineering Seminar (Tue. 15 Apr, 2014 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

Chris White and David Siler will present the Mechanical Engineering Department seminar. Chris will present "Force Feedback for Dynamic Tip-over Stabilty" and David will present "Stablization of Quadcopter Flight in Near-Ground Environments Using Haptic Feedback." 2 p.m. in Cramer 124.

Master of Science for Teachers Seminar (Tue. 15 Apr, 2014 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

Jerry Esquivel, graduate student in Master of Science for Teachers, presents his Independent Study " The 21st Century Classroom", public invited. 2 p.m. in Cramer 108

Evening at the Opera (Tue. 15 Apr, 2014 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

New Mexico Tech presents the 2014 Performance Program, with several upcoming concerts. "An Evening at the Opera" will feature "Moteverdi L'Orfeo" at 6 p.m. at the Macey Center recital hall.

SGA Meeting (Tue. 15 Apr, 2014 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm)

Come express any concerns you have to the Student Government. 8:30pm in third floor ballrooms of the Fidel Center, Contact nmt.sga.vp@gmail.com with any questions.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Graduate Studies Ice Cream Social (Wed. 16 Apr, 2014 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

Come celebrate the completion of the Graduate Collaboration Center in the Center for Graduate Studies! All current and future graduate community members are welcome. 3 to 5 p.m. in the Fidel Center.

Master of Science for Teachers Seminar (Wed. 16 Apr, 2014 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

Cathy Turpin, graduate student in Master's of Science for Teachers, presents her Independent Study "What Do Homeschoolers Do For Science ?" Public invited. 3 p.m. in Cramer 221, 

Colloquium: Crisis In Ukraine (Wed. 16 Apr, 2014 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm)

The New Mexico Tech Humanities and Social Sciences Colloquium series presents Dr. Alexander Prusin, Tech history professor and author of "The Lands Between: Conflict in the East European Borderlands, 1870-1992." Dr. Prusin will speak about the situation in the Crimea and Ukraine in the context of European history and politics. Dr. Prusin's talk is titled "Crisis in Ukraine: Russian Aggression or Conventional 'Realpolitik'". Wednesday, April 16, from 3:30-5:00 p.m. in Workman 109.

Special Guest Lecturer Seminar (Wed. 16 Apr, 2014 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm)

Dr. Petr Alexandrov, of the Kurchatov Institute in Moscow, will present a special guest seminar. His talk is titled, "Hazardous Asteroid Threat Mitigation." 3:30 p.m. in Weir 208.

Do-it-yourself Bike Repair (Wed. 16 Apr, 2014 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm)

The New Mexico Tech Bicycle Club hosts a bike repair afternoon every Wednesday from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Macey Center loading dock.. The club has tools for you to do your own repairs. Club members are on hand to offer advice.

Philosophy of Math and Science Seminar (Wed. 16 Apr, 2014 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

A weekly seminar and discussion group surrounding the philosophy of science and mathematics. Everyone is welcome to join in the Math Conference Room in Weir Hall.

Wednesday Hump/Pump Theme Day (Wed. 16 Apr, 2014 7:00 pm)

Working out doesn’t always have to be so serious. Every Wednesday in April, have some fun during your gym time and dress up to the suggested “Hump Day/Pump Day” theme. This Wednesday, April 16, is Easter Theme. Wear pastel colors or bunny ears. Be creative and have fun. 

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Physics Department Seminar (Thu. 17 Apr, 2014 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

Bruce Sherwood, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Physics at North Carolina State University is the guest speaker for the Physics Department Seminar. His talk is titled, "Introductory Physics from a Modern Perspective." See http://matterandinteractions.org. 4 p.m. in Workman 101

Automotive Racing Club Meeting (Thu. 17 Apr, 2014 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

The New Mexico Tech Automotive Racing Club is a highly energized group of students that share a common interest in cars. Our members enjoy both working on and racing their cars. Feel free to join us in Workman 101 at 8 p.m. on Thursdays.

Biology Thesis Defense (Thu. 17 Apr, 2014 9:15 pm - 10:15 pm)

Cody Champion, Biology Master's student, will defend his thesis "Photodynamic Anti-MRSA Activity of Modified Indoles."3:15 p.m. in Workman 109. The public is invited.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Staff and Academic Holiday (Fri. 18 Apr, 2014 8:00 am - 5:00 pm)

No classes and all staff offices will be closed.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

NMTARC Autocross (Sat. 19 Apr, 2014 8:00 am - 4:00 pm)

New Mexico Tech Automotive Racing Club will be hosting an autocross at Macey Center. All drivers welcome to complete. If you do not own a car to complete, please come out to watch the race and ride along in some of the fastest cars in Socorro. Free food! IMPORTANT: If you want to drive in the event you must be at Macey to register by 8 a.m. or send an email to nmtarc@nmt.edu. For more information, please attend our weekly meeting at 8 p.m. Thursdays in Workman 101. Ready, Set, Go!

Monday, April 21, 2014

Master of Science for Teachers Seminar (Mon. 21 Apr, 2014 10:30 am - 11:30 am)

Cristy Burt, graduate student in Master's of Science for Teachers, presents her Independent Study "Closing the Gap: Self Progress Monitoring in Math at the Elementary Levels", public invited. 10:30 a.m.., in Cramer 108, 

Mechanical Engineering Thesis Defense (Mon. 21 Apr, 2014 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm)

J. Antonio Calva, a master's student in Mechanical Engineering Department, will defend his thesis. His talk is titled "Experimental Investigation of the Effects of Biodiesel-Butanol and Biodiesel-Butanol-Diesel Blends on Emissions and Performance Characteristics of a Compression Ignition Engine." 12:30 p.m. in Weir 132.

Mechanical Engineering Thesis Defense (Mon. 21 Apr, 2014 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

Master's student Robert Branam will defend his thesis in the Mechanical Engineering Department. His talk is titled "Computational Modeling and Experimental Validation of Aluminum Creep at High Temperature." 3 p.m. in Weir 132. 

Association for Computing Machinery meeting (Mon. 21 Apr, 2014 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Join the Tech student chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery, the premier professional society for computer scientists. Weekly meetings are at 8 p.m. Mondays in Cramer 101. Meetings include technical lectures and planning for events including programming competitions, outreach activities, game jams, and other items.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Chamber Music Concert (Tue. 22 Apr, 2014 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm)

New Mexico Tech presents the 2014 Performance Program, with several upcoming concerts. A chamber music performance will be at noon April 22 at the Macey Center recital hall.

Physics Thesis Defense (Tue. 22 Apr, 2014 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

Keith Morris, master's student in physics with a specialization in instrumentation, will defend his thesis, "The VLA Atmospheric Phase Interferometer." 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, at the NRAO Domenici Building (AOC) room 317, the third floor conference room. 

Mechanical Engineering Seminar (Tue. 22 Apr, 2014 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

Matthew Campisi will present "Electromagnetic Structural Health Monitoring" for the graduate/faculty seminar. 2 p.m. in Cramer 124.

Evening at the Opera (Tue. 22 Apr, 2014 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

New Mexico Tech presents the 2014 Performance Program, with several upcoming concerts. "An Evening at the Opera" will feature "Moteverdi L'Orfeo" at 6 p.m. at the Macey Center recital hall.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Mechanical Engineering Thesis Defense (Wed. 23 Apr, 2014 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

Master's student Paul Giannuzzi will present his thesis, which is titled "Modeling of Propane Deflagration in a Vented System at Uniform Pressure." 2 p.m. in Weir 132. 

 

Physics Dissertation Defense (Wed. 23 Apr, 2014 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

Graduate student Jed Rembold will defend his dissertation in the Physics Department. His talk is titled “Characterization and Analysis of Near Earth Meteoroids via Lunar Impact Observations.” 2 p.m. in Workman 101.

Do-it-yourself Bike Repair (Wed. 23 Apr, 2014 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm)

The New Mexico Tech Bicycle Club hosts a bike repair afternoon every Wednesday from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Macey Center loading dock.. The club has tools for you to do your own repairs. Club members are on hand to offer advice.

Shakespeare's 450th Birthday (Wed. 23 Apr, 2014 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm)

Celebrate the Bard's 450th birthday with two performances:

4 p.m. -- Richard III performed at the fountain outside Fidel (near Workman)

7 p.m. -- As You Like It performed in the Macey Rehearsal Hall 

These are staged readings and are designed to delight the new or experienced Shakespeare lover. Join Us!

Mechanical Engineering Thesis Defense (Wed. 23 Apr, 2014 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

Master's student Jon Schlavin will defend his thesis, which is titled "Investigation of Strain Sensing for Structural Health Monitoring of Aerospace Structures." 4 p.m. in Weir 132.

Annual Spring ASME BBQ (Meet a MechE) (Wed. 23 Apr, 2014 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

All students are invited to the the annual spring barbecue hosted by the student chapter of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers! Come meet the Mechanical Engineering department professors and your fellow students at Dr. Bill Marcy's house, 1003 Bullock Blvd., (2nd House west of Leroy, with the mini airplanes.) 5 p.m. 

Philosophy of Math and Science Seminar (Wed. 23 Apr, 2014 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

A weekly seminar and discussion group surrounding the philosophy of science and mathematics. Everyone is welcome to join in the Math Conference Room in Weir Hall.

Wednesday Hump/Pump Theme Day (Wed. 23 Apr, 2014 7:00 pm)

Working out doesn’t always have to be so serious. Every Wednesday in April, have some fun during your gym time and dress up to the suggested “Hump Day/Pump Day” theme. This Wednesday, April 23 is 80's Day. Dust off those leg warmers and the full body pink spandex outfit. Have some fun with this one. 

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Physics Dissertation Defense (Thu. 24 Apr, 2014 9:00 am - 10:00 am)

Doctoral candidate Saska Gjorgjievska of the Physics Department will defend her dissertation, which is titled "Tropical Cyclogenesis: Interaction Between Dynamics and Thermodynamics." Gjorgjievska has researched observational data of tropical disturbances over the North Atlantic and the Caribbean, and the West Pacific are analyzed in order to investigate tropical cyclogenesis. She will present data from 37 cases observed during three field campaigns are used to investigate possible correlations between various dynamic and thermodynamic variables. 9 a.m. in Speare 113.

 

Board of Licensure for P.E.s State Meeting (Thu. 24 Apr, 2014 9:00 am - 3:00 pm)

The New Mexico Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and Professional Surveyors will have its annual meeting on campus in Socorro on Thursday and Friday. All engineering students and faculty are welcome to attend. The meetings will be in the Tripp Room of the Skeen Library (room 212) at the following times:

Thursday, April 24, 2014
Professional Surveying Committee at 10 a.m.
Professional Engineering Committee at 1 p.m.

Friday, April 25, 2014
The Full Board of Engineers and Surveyors at 9 a.m.

Reception - V.P. Candidate (Thu. 24 Apr, 2014 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

The Tech community is invited to a reception for Dr. Arup Maji, a candidate for the Vice President of Academic Affairs position. 2 p.m. in Macey Center.

Physics Seminar (Thu. 24 Apr, 2014 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

Dr. Christopher Erickson, research physicist with the Air Force Research Lab, will present the Physics Department seminar. His talk is titled "Cold Atom INS and Atomic Clocks." 4 p.m. in Workman 101.

Materials Engineering Dissertation Defense (Thu. 24 Apr, 2014 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm)

Mekan Ovezmyradov, PhD candidate in the Materials Engineering Department, will defend his dissertation. His talk is titled, "Doping and Functionalization of CVD Grown Graphene." 4:30 p.m. in Jones 106. April 24

Graduate Spring Picnic Potluck (Thu. 24 Apr, 2014 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

The Center for Graduate Studies and Graduate Student Association are hosting the annual spring picnic potluck on the lawn between Brown and Driscoll Hall. Barbecue and vegetarian fare provided. Bring a dessert or side dish for 12 people to get a raffle ticket. Additional raffle tickets are $5. All proceeds benefit the Graduate Student Emergency Fund

Automotive Racing Club Meeting (Thu. 24 Apr, 2014 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

The New Mexico Tech Automotive Racing Club is a highly energized group of students that share a common interest in cars. Our members enjoy both working on and racing their cars. Feel free to join us in Workman 101 at 8 p.m. on Thursdays.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Board of Licensure for P.E.s State Meeting (Fri. 25 Apr, 2014 9:00 am - 3:00 pm)

The New Mexico Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and Professional Surveyors will have its annual meeting on campus in Socorro on Thursday and Friday. All engineering students and faculty are welcome to attend. The meetings will be in the Tripp Room of the Skeen Library (room 212) at the following times:

Thursday, April 24, 2014
Professional Surveying Committee at 10 a.m.
Professional Engineering Committee at 1 p.m.

Friday, April 25, 2014
The Full Board of Engineers and Surveyors at 9 a.m.

Faculty Training - Canvas (Fri. 25 Apr, 2014 10:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Tech faculty members are invited to an instructor training session in the use of Canvas, the new learning management system that will be available campus-wide this fall. The session will be conducted by Instructure, the company behind Canvas, via webcast from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, April 25, in Cramer 124. Light refreshments will be available.

Session topics will include:

• Overview of Canvas Global Interface (Including Help Corner and Course Interface)
• Creating Course Content (Discussions, Calendar, Syllabus, Assignments)
• Course Home Page Layout
• Files
• Outcomes and Rubrics
• Content Pages
• Modules
• Quizzes
• Gradebook and Speedgrader
• Questions
No registration or RSVP is needed.

Computer Science & Engineering Speaker Series (Fri. 25 Apr, 2014 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm)

Chris McConaha of Los Alamos National Laboratory is the guest speaker for the Computer Science and Engineering Department speaker series. He will give a lecture on the LANL Mobile Application Development Project. 1 p.m. in MSEC 105.

Reception - V.P. Candidate (Fri. 25 Apr, 2014 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

All members of the Tech community are invited to a reception for Dr. Warren Ostergren, candidate for the Vice President of Academic Affairs position. 2 p.m. in Macey Center.

Design Conference - Chemical Engineering (Fri. 25 Apr, 2014 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

April 25, Friday

The Chemical Engineering Department has scheduled the year-end design presentations, featuring the research projects done by seniors. This event is open to the public and all are welcome to attend. Afternoon in the Fidel third floor ballrooms

Design Conference - Electrical Engineering (Fri. 25 Apr, 2014 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

The Electrical Engineering Department has scheduled the year-end design presentations, featuring the research projects done by seniors. This event is open to the public and all are welcome to attend. 2 to 4 pm, Workman 101  

Design Conference - Materials Engineering (Fri. 25 Apr, 2014 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

The Materials Engineering Department has scheduled the year-end design presentations, featuring the research projects done by seniors. This event is open to the public and all are welcome to attend. 2 to 4 pm, Jones Annex 101

Physics Department Annual Spring BBQ 2014 (Fri. 25 Apr, 2014 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

All physics majors and your families come join us. Located at the Physics Tree north of Workman Center. 3 to 5 p.m.

Technical Communication Theses Presentations (Fri. 25 Apr, 2014 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

Three Technical Communication seniors will present their senior theses on Friday, April 25. Angelica Perry, Andy Keith, and Abi Smoake will be presenting on Communication in Engineering Education, End-User License Agreements (EULAs), and the usability of medical information pamphlets. All are welcome! 3 p.m. in Cramer 120.

ASCE Barbecue (Fri. 25 Apr, 2014 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm)

The American Society of Civil Engineers is having a year-end barbecue at 5 p.m. outside Macey Center. The barbecue is to celebrate the end of the semester and to celebrate the Steel Bridge Competition team making it to nationals.

Alumni Reception Seattle (Fri. 25 Apr, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Join the Office for Advancement and Alumni Relations, along with Dr. Lorie Liebrock  Dean of Graduate Studies and Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, for a reception in  Seattle. Alumni and friends are welcome. Elephant & Castle, 1415 5th Street. RSVP to Colleen Guengerich @ cguengerigh@admin.nmt.edu or 575-835-5352. 6 to 8 p.m.

 

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Design Conference - Petroleum Engineering (Sat. 26 Apr, 2014 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm)

The Petroleum Engineering Department has scheduled the year-end design presentations, featuring the research projects done by seniors. This event is open to the public and all are welcome to attend. 1 to 4:30 p.m., Fidel third floor ballrooms

Monday, April 28, 2014

Mozart and Friends (Mon. 28 Apr, 2014 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm)

New Mexico Tech presents the 2014 Performance Program, with several upcoming concerts. "Mozart and Friends" will stage "Lunch at the Opera" on April 28 at the Macey Center recital hall during the lunch hour.

Biology Seminar (Mon. 28 Apr, 2014 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

Dr. Tom Kieft, New Mexico Tech biology professor ,will speak on his recent research for the Biology Department seminar. His talk is titled "Big Fleas Have a Predictable Number of Little Fleas: Allometry of Animal-Microbe Symbioses." 4 p.m. in Jones-Annex 101. Everyone is welcome.

Chamber Orchestra Concert (Mon. 28 Apr, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

New Mexico Tech presents the 2014 Performance Program, with several upcoming concerts. The Tech Chamber Orchestra will perform at 6 p.m. at the Macey Center recital hall.

Association for Computing Machinery meeting (Mon. 28 Apr, 2014 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Join the Tech student chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery, the premier professional society for computer scientists. Weekly meetings are at 8 p.m. Mondays in Cramer 101. Meetings include technical lectures and planning for events including programming competitions, outreach activities, game jams, and other items.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Mechanical Engineering Seminar (Tue. 29 Apr, 2014 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

Arash Kheyraddini Mousavi, PhD Candidate from UNM, will present the Mechanical Engineering Department graduate/faculty seminar. His talk is titled "Stiction Failure of Micro-electro-mechanical Systems (MEMS)."  2 p.m. in Cramer 124

Evening at the Opera (Tue. 29 Apr, 2014 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

New Mexico Tech presents the 2014 Performance Program, with several upcoming concerts. "An Evening at the Opera" will feature "Moteverdi L'Orfeo" at 6 p.m. at the Macey Center recital hall.

SGA Meeting (Tue. 29 Apr, 2014 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm)

Come express any concerns you have to the Student Government. 8:30pm in third floor ballrooms of the Fidel Center, Contact nmt.sga.vp@gmail.com with any questions.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Spring Arts Festival (Wed. 30 Apr, 2014 10:00 am - 3:00 pm)

The Community Education Department presents the semiannual Arts Festival, highlighting the art work, music, and dance created by Tech students and instructors. Stop by for a light lunch and view the beautiful art work on display or purchase a unique Mother's Day gift. Watch the Et Alia Belly Dancers, get a $5 massage and listen to the band "Miserable Crush." Art will include Glass, pottery, fiber arts, metal arts and jewelry. Refreshments and light lunch buffet will be served. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Fidel Center.

Mechanical Engineering Thesis Defense (Wed. 30 Apr, 2014 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

David Souders, graduate student in Mechanical Engineering, will defend his thesis, "Analytical and Computational Investigations of Wave Energy in Linera and Non-Linear Regimes." 2 p.m. in Weir 132. 

Do-it-yourself Bike Repair (Wed. 30 Apr, 2014 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm)

The New Mexico Tech Bicycle Club hosts a bike repair afternoon every Wednesday from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Macey Center loading dock.. The club has tools for you to do your own repairs. Club members are on hand to offer advice.

Wednesday Hump/Pump Theme Day (Wed. 30 Apr, 2014 7:00 pm)

Working out doesn’t always have to be so serious. Every Wednesday in April, have some fun during your gym time and dress up to the suggested “Hump Day/Pump Day” theme. This Wednesday, April 30 is Hawaiian Theme. You can finally wear those bright flower patterned shorts you have in the closet. Once again, have some fun. 

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