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Sun. 12 Apr, 2015 - Sat. 18 Apr, 2015

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Spring Fling 2015 (Sun. 12 Apr, 2015 11:00 am - 5:00 pm)

11 am - 5 pm Comic Con featuring Peter Mayhew, Jake Lloyd, Jim Cummings, and Mark Dodson. Free for college students with ID, $20 for adults, $10 for kids 12 and younger. Peter Mayhew Fee for autograph is $30 Photo is $20, Jake Lloyd, Jim Cummings, and Mark Dodson Fee for autograph is $20, for voicemail $20 (Jim Cummings and Mark Dodson only) for Photo $10. – Fidel
1 pm - 2 pm Cos play Costume Contest hosted by Girls of Geek- Fidel

Regents Meeting (Sun. 12 Apr, 2015 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm)

The New Mexico Tech Board of Regents will meet in regular session at 9 a.m. Sunday, April 12, in Socorro at a location to be determined. A complete agenda will be available at the Office of the President, Brown Hall 217, or by email at pio@nmt.edu. An executive session is scheduled to discuss personnel and legal matters.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Fall 2015 Registration (Mon. 13 Apr, 2015 8:00 am - 5:00 pm)

Monday, April 13 - Fall Registration for Graduate Students and Tech Scholars
Tuesday, April 14 - Fall Registration for Seniors
Wednesday, April 15 - Fall Registration for Juniors
Thursday, April 16 - Fall Registration for Sophomores
Friday, April 17 - Fall Registration for Freshmen and Non-Degree Seeking Students

NRAO Special Colloquium (Mon. 13 Apr, 2015 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

The NRAO is hosting a special Monday colloquium. Professor Peter Quinn is executive director of the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research in Australia. He will present "Delivering SKA Science." The Square Kilometer Array Observatory, under development in South Africa, will be capable of producing a stream of science data products that are Exa-scale in terms of their storage and processing requirements. This Google-scale enterprise is attracting considerable international interest and excitement from within the industrial and academic communities. In this talk, Quinn will examine the data flow, storage and processing requirements of a number of key SKA survey science projects to be executed on the baseline SKA1 configuration. Quinn proposes that it is time for the SKA project and community to consider the effort and process needed to design and implement a distributed SKA science data system that leans on the lessons of other projects and looks to recent developments in cloud technologies to ensure an affordable, effective and global achievement of SKA science goals. 2 p.m. in the auditorium at the Domenici Science Operations Center (NRAO).

Petroleum Engineering Master's Defense (Mon. 13 Apr, 2015 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

Chijioke (CJ) Nwachukwu, a petroleum engineering master's student, defends his thesis, "Compositional Variations in Liquid-Rich Shales." 3 p.m. in MSEC 367.

Tenth Muse Poetry Collaboratorium Poetry Reading (Mon. 13 Apr, 2015 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm)

Celebrating National Poetry Month. Readings by The Muses: Karen Balch, Penny Boston, Mary Dezember, Julie Ford, Maggie Griffin, and Glenda Stewart-Langley. Free to the Public! 3:30 to 5 p.m. in Skeen Library 212.

Street Hockey (Mon. 13 Apr, 2015 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

The Street Hockey Club invites you to join us for some fast-paced, no-contact street hockey fun! Who? Anyone! Doesn't matter if you have never rollerbladed or played hockey before. What to bring? Just YOU! We have spare equipment! Where? Parking lot between Speare and MSEC. For more info contact Jeff at jlapierr@nmt.edu . 5 p.m. on Mondays and Fridays.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Fall 2015 Registration (Tue. 14 Apr, 2015 8:00 am - 5:00 pm)

Monday, April 13 - Fall Registration for Graduate Students and Tech Scholars
Tuesday, April 14 - Fall Registration for Seniors
Wednesday, April 15 - Fall Registration for Juniors
Thursday, April 16 - Fall Registration for Sophomores
Friday, April 17 - Fall Registration for Freshmen and Non-Degree Seeking Students

NMT Blood Drive (Tue. 14 Apr, 2015 10:00 am - 4:00 pm)

The annual spring blood drive will be in the Tech gym. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Master of Science for Teachers Seminar (Tue. 14 Apr, 2015 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

Gretchen Long, student in the Master of Science for Teachers program, presents her independent study, "Can PDSA Help Improve Student Assessment Scores." Public invited.. 2 p.m. in Weir 112, 

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Fall 2015 Registration (Wed. 15 Apr, 2015 8:00 am - 5:00 pm)

Monday, April 13 - Fall Registration for Graduate Students and Tech Scholars
Tuesday, April 14 - Fall Registration for Seniors
Wednesday, April 15 - Fall Registration for Juniors
Thursday, April 16 - Fall Registration for Sophomores
Friday, April 17 - Fall Registration for Freshmen and Non-Degree Seeking Students

Geophysics Master's Thesis Defense (Wed. 15 Apr, 2015 10:00 am - 1:00 pm)

Stanislav Edel will defend his geophysics master's thesis in the Earth and Environmental Science Department. His talk is titled "Characterizing Suspected Induced Seismicity in SE New Mexico in the Vicinity of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant." His advisor is Dr. Sue Bilek. 10 a.m. in MSEC 202. 

Hydrology Master's Thesis Defense (Wed. 15 Apr, 2015 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

Brad Sion, master's student in the Earth and Environmental Science Department, will defend his thesis, "Configuration and Correlation of Fluvial Terrace Deposits in the Lower Rio Salado." 2 p.m. in MSEC 203.

Bicycle Repair (Wed. 15 Apr, 2015 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm)

Wednesday Afternoon Bike Repair: Repair your bike with assistance from the New Mexico Tech Bike Club. You do the work, but you can borrow tools and get advice. Donations accepted for parts and supplies. 4 to 6 p.m. every Wednesday at the Macey Center loading dock (south side). 

Graduate Community Picnic Potluck (Wed. 15 Apr, 2015 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

The Center for Graduate Studies and Graduate Student Association invites all graduate students, faculty, staff, and their families to our annual spring graduate community picnic potluck. Meat and vegetarian barbecue will be provided. Bring a dessert or side dish for a raffle ticket! 5 to 7 p.m. on the lawn between Brown and Driscoll Halls.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Fall 2015 Registration (Thu. 16 Apr, 2015 8:00 am - 5:00 pm)

Monday, April 13 - Fall Registration for Graduate Students and Tech Scholars
Tuesday, April 14 - Fall Registration for Seniors
Wednesday, April 15 - Fall Registration for Juniors
Thursday, April 16 - Fall Registration for Sophomores
Friday, April 17 - Fall Registration for Freshmen and Non-Degree Seeking Students

Space Technology & Applications International Forum (Thu. 16 Apr, 2015 9:00 am - 5:00 pm)

STAIF II (The Space Technology & Applications International Forum) will hold its annual conference in Albuquerque, beginning Thursday, April 16, at the MCM Elegante Hotel, featuring speakers on cutting edge space science, Mars exploration, gravity, UFOs and Tesla tech. The event continues through Saturday, April 18. Although technical in nature, the presentations by highly respected scientists and lay persons include ample time for discussion and audience participation. The organization welcomes all levels of knowledge and background with flexible registrations fees and scholarships for students and those on fixed incomes. STAIF II continues the work of the original conferences managed by the Institute of Space and Nuclear Power studies at the University of New Mexico. It fosters scientific innovation focused on Breakthrough Propulsion Technologies including Warp Drive, Nuclear Hybrid Reactors, Mars Colonization, and related topics. See http://staif2.org/about.html for information on the schedule, registration, and previous conference abstracts.

 

See http://www.americanantigravity.com/link/staif-ii and https://www.facebook.com/groups/americanantigravity/ for more on related groups that meet in Albuquerque.

Student Research Symposium (Thu. 16 Apr, 2015 9:00 am - 6:00 pm)

More than 100 students will be presenting research posters and oral presentations at the 4th annual Student Research Symposium. 
9 a.m. – Welcome by NMT President Dr. Dan Lopez (Macey Theater)
9:10 a.m. - Introduction of Keynote speaker by Dr. Van Romero, V.P. for Research and ED
9:15 a.m. - Keynote address by Dr. Frank Etscorn (Macey Theater)
10 a.m. to Noon – 3 Minute Presentations (Macey Theater)
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Poster Presentations (Upper Lobby)
Noon to 6 p.m. – Oral Presentations (Galena Room)

Master of Science for Teachers Seminar (Thu. 16 Apr, 2015 10:00 am - 11:00 am)

Estike Kokovay Gutierrez, student in the Master of Science for Teachers program, presents her independent study, "Bridging the Gap Between STEM Professionals and K-12 Education." Public invited. 10 a.m. in Fidel 276.

Petroleum Engineering Master's Defense (Thu. 16 Apr, 2015 11:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Arash Memarzadeh, a petroleum engineering graduate student, defends his thesis, "Thermodynamic Analysis and Experimental Testing of Solvent Assisted Steam Injection in a Tar-Sand Formatino with an Overlying Brine Layer."  11 a.m. in  MSEC 367.

Earth and Environmental Science Seminar (Thu. 16 Apr, 2015 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

Dr. Emily Johnson is an assistant professor of igneous petrology at New Mexico State University. She will present the "Rhyolites of the Taupo Volcanic Zone, New Zealand: Volatiles, Metals, and Magma Differentiation." 4 p.m. in MSEC 101.

Physics Department Seminar (Thu. 16 Apr, 2015 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

Dr. Michelle L Santee, group supervisor for Microwave Atmospheric Science with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, will present the Physics Department seminar. She will present, "Investigating the Impact of Pollution on the Composition of the Upper Troposphere/Lower Stratosphere Using 10 Years of  Aura Microwave Limb Sounder Measurements."  Launched in July 2004, the Microwave Limb Sounder (MLS) onboard NASA’s Aura mission makes daily global simultaneous co‐located measurements of an extensive suite of trace gases and cloud ice. 4 p.m. in Workman 101.

Alumni Reception - Boston (Thu. 16 Apr, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Tech alumni, family and friends are invited to join us for an Alumni Reception in Boston at the Elephant and Castle, 161 Devonshire St. If interested, please RSVP to Kiane Pound at kpound@admin.nmt.edu or 575-835-5616.

LGBT Support Group (Thu. 16 Apr, 2015 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm)

LGBT student support group hosted by QuASAR. Located in Jones Annex 108, the conference room. Join us for coffee and conversation.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Fall 2015 Registration (Fri. 17 Apr, 2015 8:00 am - 5:00 pm)

Monday, April 13 - Fall Registration for Graduate Students and Tech Scholars
Tuesday, April 14 - Fall Registration for Seniors
Wednesday, April 15 - Fall Registration for Juniors
Thursday, April 16 - Fall Registration for Sophomores
Friday, April 17 - Fall Registration for Freshmen and Non-Degree Seeking Students

NRAO Colloquium (Fri. 17 Apr, 2015 11:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Dr. Samaya Nissanke of Radboud University is the guest speaker for this week's NM-NRAO Colloquium. She will present "Follow the Chirp: Seeing and Listening to the Transient Universe." The mergers of binary compact objects (black holes, neutron stars, white dwarfs) are amongst some of the most violent events in the Universe. These cosmic laboratories present us now with both a challenge and an opportunity. Nissanke will review the most recent advances in this blossoming field of electromagnetic + gravitational wave (EM+GW) astronomy. She will then outline the main challenges that lie ahead for this new field in pinpointing the sky location of and characterizing neutron star mergers using GW detectors and optical and radio wide-field synoptic surveys. 11 a.m. in the auditorium of the Domenici Science Operations Center (NRAO).

Street Hockey (Fri. 17 Apr, 2015 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

The Street Hockey Club invites you to join us for some fast-paced, no-contact street hockey fun! Who? Anyone! Doesn't matter if you have never rollerbladed or played hockey before. What to bring? Just YOU! We have spare equipment! Where? Parking lot between Speare and MSEC. For more info contact Jeff at jlapierr@nmt.edu . 5 p.m. on Mondays and Fridays.

Scrap Arts Music! (Fri. 17 Apr, 2015 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm)

Take some old bike parts, shiny construction salvage, PVC pipes, and other recycled industrial odds and ends. Add five hyperactive hipsters and a set of drumsticks, and the result is a dizzying shower of beats. Vancouver-based ensemble Scrap Arts Music bounces around on stage with a combination of gymnastic agility and percussive drive. They alternate between hitting, moving and bowing their instruments, and the choreography is intricate and eye-catching. Warning: your child may want to take up drums! 7:30 p.m. at Macey Center. $20 adults/$18 seniors/$10 youth/FREE to Tech students.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Pottery Workshops - Spring Tiles (Sat. 18 Apr, 2015 8:30 am - 12:00 pm)

Learn to make fun gifts for the seaon with clay. Register at the door! Lab fee: $25. Instructor: Emma Lujan Rison. Fine Arts Center East, room 102 (across from the Golf Course). All morning, starting at 8:30 a.m. 

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