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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Computer Science and Engineering Instructor Candidate Presentation (Wed. 1 Jul, 2015 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

Li-Ping "Rita" Kuo is a candidate for an instructor position in the Computer Science and Engineering Department. She will present a talk at 2 p.m. in Cramer 124.

Friday, July 03, 2015

Tech Closed (Fri. 3 Jul, 2015 8:00 am - 5:00 pm)

This is an academic holiday and staff holiday. All offices will be closed.

Saturday, July 04, 2015

Guest Lecture - Summer Science Program (Sat. 4 Jul, 2015 10:00 am - 11:00 am)

The Summer Science Program brings dozens of high school astronomy students to New Mexico Tech each summer for six weeks of intensive research. This is the second of five lectures in conjunction with the SSP that are open to the Tech community.. Dr. Lawrence Sverdrup Jr, senior scientist at Trex Enterprises, will present "Mad? Science!" at 10 a.m. in Weir 202. Tech students, alumni and employees are welcome to attend.

July 4th Celebration (Sat. 4 Jul, 2015 10:00 am - 10:00 pm)

Everyone is invited to the annual July 4th Celebration at Macey Center on the Tech campus. The event will include live music, barbecue, water slide, balloon jump, fireworks and much more. Bring chairs, sunscreen, water and all your friends ... but don't bring fireworks.

The schedule:

10 a.m. - Parade from the Plaza to Macey Center

11 a.m. - Socorro Community Band and Martial Arts Demos

Noon - Clan Tynker

1 p.m. - Revelation

1:45 - The Tanya Griego Band

3 p.m. - Doug Figgs and the Cowboy Way

4 p.m. - DCN Project

5:30 p.m. Et Alia Belly Dancers

6 p.m. - Al Hurricane and Al Hurricane Jr.

8:15 p.m. - Suavecito

9:30 (or so) - Fireworks

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Dori Long Memorial Service (Tue. 7 Jul, 2015 11:00 am - 1:00 pm)

A memorial tree-planting service for Dori Long will be at 11 a.m. on the practice green across from the Facilities Management garage (not the practice green at the pro shop). Anyone is welcome to attend and share memories of Dori. For those who do not wish to speak, written memories can be submitted at the front desk of Facilities Management, which will be read during the service. A potluck meal will follow. All are invited to bring a dish to share.

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Guest Lecture - Summer Science Program (Wed. 8 Jul, 2015 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm)

The Summer Science Program brings dozens of high school astronomy students to New Mexico Tech each summer for six weeks of intensive research. This is the third of five lectures in conjunction with the SSP that are open to the Tech community. Dr. Susan Harbison, investigator with the Laboratory of Systems Genetics at the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, will present "Using Systems Genetics to Unravel the Mystery of Sleep," in Weir 202. Tech students, employees and alumni are welcome to attend.

Thursday, July 09, 2015

Timmy Telescope Solar Observation (Thu. 9 Jul, 2015 10:00 am - 3:00 pm)

Look for Timmy Telescope at the new pond in front of the new Bureau of Geology/Headen Building from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. See exciting solar activity on the surface of the sun with special telescopes that will not harm your eyes. Learn about the sun, test your sun knowledge, and talk with the solar exerts. All ages welcome!

Summer Teaching Seminars (Thu. 9 Jul, 2015 11:00 am - 12:30 pm)

The Office of Student Learning is presenting a Summer Seminar Series titled "Learn How They Learn to Inform How You Teach." Instructors are invited to participate in these interactive workshops every other Thursday throughout the summer. 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. with lunch provided in the Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning (Speare 113). Please RSVP to Rebecca Clemens at ext. 5001 or rclemens @nmt.edu.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Mechanical Engineering Thesis Defense (Fri. 10 Jul, 2015 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm)

Francisco M. Vigil will present his thesis defense at 1 p.m. in Weir 132. His talk is titled "Emission and Performance Characteristics of Diesel-Biodiesel-Alcohol-Vegetable-Oil Blends in Compression Ignition Engines." 

Mechanical Engineering Thesis Defense (Fri. 10 Jul, 2015 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

Miquela S. Vigil will present her thesis defense at 3 p.m. in Weir 132. Her thesis title is "The Effect of Higher Alcohol Additives in Diesel and Biodiesel Fuel on Engine Performance and Exhaust Emission Characteristics of a Diesel Engine." 

Monday, July 13, 2015

Alumni Reception - San Jose (Mon. 13 Jul, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

New Mexico Tech alumni are invited to join the Office for Advancement for a networking alumni reception at 6 p.m. in San Jose at the Loft Bar and Bistro (90 South 2nd St). If you have any questions, or to RSVP, please contact Kiane Pound at 575-835-5618 or at kpound@admin.nmt.edu. We hope to see you there!

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Alumni Reception - Oakland (Tue. 14 Jul, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

New Mexico Tech Alumni are invited to join the Office for Advancement for a networking alumni reception at 6 p.m. in Oakland, Calif., at Quinn's Lighthouse (1951 Embarcadero). If you have questions, or to RSVP, please contact Kiane Pound at 575-835-5618 or at kpound@admin.nmt.edu. We hope to see you there!

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Grade Option Deadline (Wed. 15 Jul, 2015 8:00 am - 5:00 pm)

Today is the final day for students to change their grade option to pass/fail or audit. Today is also the last day to withdraw from classes. 

Guest Lecture - Summer Science Program (Wed. 15 Jul, 2015 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm)

The Summer Science Program brings dozens of high school astronomy students to New Mexico Tech each summer for six weeks of intensive research. This is the fourth of five lectures in conjunction with the SSP that are open to the Tech community. Author Melinda Snodgrass will present "And the Geeks Inherited Hollywood," at 2:30 p.m. in Weir 102. Tech students, alumni and employees are welcome to attend.

Alumni Reception - Sacramento (Wed. 15 Jul, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

New Mexico Tech alumni are invited to join the Office for Advancement for a networking alumni reception at 6 p.m. in Sacramento, Calif., at Lucca Restaurant and Bar (1615 J Street). If you have questions, or to RSVP please contact Kiane Pound at 575-835-5618 or at kpound@admin.nmt.edu. We hope to see you there!

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Mechanical Engineering Thesis Defense (Thu. 16 Jul, 2015 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

Stewart Hunter Youngblood will present his thesis at 2 p.m. in Weir 132. His thesis is titled "Design and Testing of a Liquid Nitrous Oxide and Ethanol Fueled Rocket Engine." 

Alumni Reception - Reno, Nev. (Thu. 16 Jul, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

New Mexico Tech alumni, family and friends are invited to join the Office for Advancement for a networking alumni reception at 6 p.m. in Reno, Nev., at the Wild River Grille (17 S Virginia St). If you have questions or to RSVP please contact Kiane Pound at 575-835-5618 or at kpound@admin.nmt.edu. We hope to see you there!

Friday, July 17, 2015

Geophysics Master's Thesis Defense (Fri. 17 Jul, 2015 9:30 am - 10:30 am)

Matt Perry will present his thesis defense at 9:30 a.m. Friday, July 17, in MSEC 203. His thesis is titled, "Modeled Temperatures and Fluid Source Distributions for the Mexico Subduction Zone: Effects of Hydrothermal Circulation and Implications for Plate Boundary Seismic Processes."

Blood Drive (Fri. 17 Jul, 2015 11:00 am - 4:00 pm)

Blood drive will occur at the third floor ballroom of Fidel Center. As you may know, the need for blood rises during the summer months as blood usage increases. In order to make sure we hit our goal at the New Mexico Tech blood drive of 40 life saving units on Friday, July 17, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. we will be having give aways for blood donors. The give-a-ways will include movie tickets, T-shirts, hats, koozies, first aid kits, cook books, squeeze cows....while supplies last.

Geology Master's Thesis Defense (Fri. 17 Jul, 2015 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

Emily Randall will defend her thesis in goelogy at 2 pm, Friday, July 17, in MSEC 203. Her thesis is titled, "Characterization of Ejecta Erupted in 2013 and 2014 from Erebus Volcano, Antarctica."

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Alumni Reception - Santa Fe (Sat. 18 Jul, 2015 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

New Mexico Tech alumni are invited to join the Office for Advancement for a networking alumni reception at 5 p.m. in Santa Fe at the home of Charlie and Diane Goodman (33 Teddy Bear Trail). If you have questions, or to RSVP, please contact Kiane Pound at 575-835-5618 or kpound@admni.nmt.edu. We hope to see you there!

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Alumni Reception - Los Alamos - CANCELLED (Sun. 19 Jul, 2015 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.  New Mexico Tech alumni are invited to join the Office for Advancement for a networking alumni reception picnic at 1 p.m. at the East Park Pavilion (300 East Rd) in Los Alamos. The main dish will be provided, please bring a salad, side dish or dessert to share. If you have questions, or to RSVP, please contact Kiane Pound at 575-835-5618 or at kpound@admin.nmt.edu. We jope to see you there!

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Guest Lecture - Summer Science Program (Wed. 22 Jul, 2015 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm)

The Summer Science Program brings three dozen high school astronomy students to New Mexico Tech each summer for six weeks of intensive research. This is the fifth of five lectures in conjunction with the SSP that are open to the Tech community. Dr. Jessica Rosenberg, associate professor of physics and astronomy at George Mason University, will present "How Cosmic Collisions Impact the Evolution of Galaxies" at 2:30 p.m. in Cramer 201. Tech students, employees and alumni are welcome to attend.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Summer Teaching Seminars (Thu. 23 Jul, 2015 11:00 am - 12:30 pm)

The Office of Student Learning is presenting a Summer Seminar Series titled "Learn How They Learn to Inform How You Teach." Instructors are invited to participate in these interactive workshops every other Thursday throughout the summer. 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. with lunch provided in the Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning (Speare 113). Please RSVP to Rebecca Clemens at ext. 5001 or rclemens @nmt.edu.

Alumni Reception - Midland, Texas (Thu. 23 Jul, 2015 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

New Mexico Tech alumni, family and friends are invited to join the Office for Advancement for a networking alumni reception at 5 p.m. in Midland, Texas, at the home of Rob and Beth McAlpine (2009 N H St). If you have questions, or to RSVP, please contact Kiane Pound at 575-835-5618 or kpound@admin.nmt.edu. We hope to see you there!

Friday, July 24, 2015

Alumni Reception - Summer Mummers in Midland (Fri. 24 Jul, 2015 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm)

New Mexico Tech alumni, family and friends are invited to join the Office for Advancement for a networking alumni reception at the famous Summer Mummers performance in Midland, Texas, (Yucca Theatre-208 N Colorado). Doors open at 7 p.m. Curtain is at 8 p.m. If you have questions, or to RSVP, please contact Kiane Pound at 575-835-5618 or kpound@admin.nmt.edu. We hope to see you there!

Monday, July 27, 2015

Materials Engineering Thesis Defense (Mon. 27 Jul, 2015 8:30 am - 9:30 am)

Kevin Ring will present his master's thesis in the Materials Engineering Department at 8:30 a.m. in Cramer 123. The title of his talk is "Microstructural Influences on the Electrical Properties of Copper and Titanium Substituted Bismuth Vanadates."

Petroleum Engineering Master's Defense (Mon. 27 Jul, 2015 9:00 am - 10:00 am)

Ahmed Elshabani will defend his thesis in petroleum engineering, “Reservoir Simulation Study of D-Field Nc-186 of Murzuq Basin in Libya.” 9 a.m. in MSEC 367.

 

Geophysics Master's Thesis Defense (Mon. 27 Jul, 2015 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm)

Kyle Murray will present his thesis defense at 1 p.m. Monday, July 27, in MSEC 203. His thesis is titled, "GPS Measurements of Deformation Along the Rio Grande Rift: Evidence for Variations in the Rate of Extension."  

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Petroleum Engineering Master's Defense (Tue. 28 Jul, 2015 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

Rishi Jumani wil defend his thesis in petroleum engineering,"Numerical Modeling of the Flow and Transport Behavior of Low-Salinity Waterflooding in MATLAB Reservoir Simulation Toolbox." 2 p.m. in MSEC 367

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Mathematics Dissertation Defense (Thu. 30 Jul, 2015 8:00 am - 9:00 am)

Gunter Leguy will defend his dissertation in the Mathematics Department at 8 a.m in Cramer 127. Leguy is a doctoral candidate in Applied and Industrial Mathematics. His talk is titled "The Effect of a Basal-Friction Parameterization on Grounding-Line Dynamics in Ice-Sheet Models." 

Friday, July 31, 2015

End of Summer Semester (Fri. 31 Jul, 2015 8:00 am - 5:00 pm)

Today is the final day of the Summer 2015 semester. 

Petroleum Engineering Master's Defense (Fri. 31 Jul, 2015 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

Issah Abdallah will defend his thesis in petroleum engineering, “Optimization and Testing of a Humidification-Dehumidication Process Using Passive Solar Heating.” 2 p.m. in PRRC 213

 

Senior Scientist and Climate Focus Lead Los Alamos National Laboratory (Fri. 31 Jul, 2015 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

Dr. Manvendra K. Dubey, Senior Scientist and Climate Focus Lead at Los Alamos National Laboratory is the guest speaker for a special Physics, Chemistry and Environmental Engineering seminar. The talk is titled "Climate Treaty Verification and Methane Economy: Lessons from Four Corners." Dubey’s research has created a confluence of field observations, laboratory measurements and models to improve predictions of climate change impacts and air quality. He has performed focused greenhouse gas and aerosol measurements from in situ, remote, and satellite sensors to verify emissions and enable an effective climate policy.He received his Ph.D. at Harvard where he measured free radical kinetics and was part of the team that established the causal link between CFCs and the Antarctic ozone hole. 2 p.m. in Workman 101. 

 

Chemistry Master's Thesis Defense (Fri. 31 Jul, 2015 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

Eric Riffle will present his thesis defense at 3 p.m. Friday, July 31, in MSEC 101. His thesis is titled, "Antisolvent Crystallization Method for Synthesis of Hexamethylene Triperoxide Diamine Nanoparticles and Investigation into the Role of Stabilizers on Ostwald Ripening."

Alumni Reception - Salt Lake City, UT (Fri. 31 Jul, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

New Mexico Tech alumni, family and friends are invited to join the Office for Advancement for a networking alumni reception at 6 p.m. in Salt Lake City at Squatters (147 West Broadway). If you have questions, or to RSVP, please contact Kiane Pound at 575-835-5618 or kpound@admin.nmt.edu. We hope to see you there!

Chemistry Master's Thesis Defense (Fri. 31 Jul, 2015 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm)

Eric Riffle will present his thesis defense at 3 p.m. Friday, July 31, in MSEC 101. His thesis is titled, "Antisolvent Crystallization Method for Synthesis of Hexamethylene Triperoxide Diamine Nanoparticles and Investigation into the Role of Stabilizers on Ostwald Ripening."

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