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Sunday, April 19, 2015

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Bicycle Repair (Wed. 1 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). 

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Materials Engineering Thesis Defense (Thu. 2 Apr, 2015 8:00 am - 9:00 am)

Graduate student Mark L. Henry will present and defend his master's thesis in the Materials Engineering Department. His talk is "Visual and Dynamic Conductivity Studies of Lapronite® Hydrogels." 8 a.m. in the Materials Conference Room, Jones 106.

Earth and Environmental Science Seminar (Thu. 2 Apr, 2015 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

Dr. Jay Quade is a professor of soil geochemistry with the Department of Geosciences at the University of Arizona He is the guest speaker for the Earth and Environmental Science Department seminar. His talk is titled "The Atacama Desert: The Geologic Evolution of the World's Driest Region." 4 p.m. in MSEC 101.

Physics Department Seminar (Thu. 2 Apr, 2015 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

Minnie Mao, a post-doctoral researcher at the NRAO, will present the Physics Department seminar. Her talk is titled, "Here be Spiral DRAGNs." In the local universe, large-scale double-lobed radio sources are almost always hosted by elliptical galaxies. This is consistent with leading galaxy formation models that suggest both elliptical galaxies and extended radio sources are the result of mergers. These models do not allow for spiral galaxies to host large-scale double-lobed radio sources. However, to-date, four such sources have been observed to exist in the local Universe. We call these sources "spiral DRAGNs". In this talk, Mao will describe the current understanding of spiral DRAGNs, and discuss their role in galaxy formation. 11 a.m. in Workman 101. 

LGBT Support Group (Thu. 2 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 03, 2015

Street Hockey (Fri. 3 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.

Saturday, April 04, 2015

Glass Bead Making (Sat. 4 Apr, 2015 8:30 am - 12:30 pm)

Learn to design and make glass beads for jewelry. Register at the door! Lab fee: $25. Fine Arts West, across from the Golf Course. All morning starting at 8:30 a.m. 

Pygmy Rugby (Sat. 4 Apr, 2015 9:00 am - 5:00 pm)

The New Mexico Tech rugby team will host the Rio Grande Collegiate Championships.  Games start at 9 a.m.  and continue throughout the day. Schedule TBD.

Monday, April 06, 2015

Summer 2015 Registation (Mon. 6 Apr, 2015 8:00 am - 5:00 pm)

Monday, April 6 - Summer Registration for Graduate Students and Tech Scholars
Tuesday, April 7 - Summer Registration for Seniors
Wednesday, April 8 - Summer Registration for Juniors
Thursday, April 9 - Summer Registration for Sophomores
Friday, April 10 - Summer Registration for Freshmen and Non-Degree Seeking Students will be 

Summer Registration for New Students (Freshmen & Transfer) will be April 20

INBRE/Biomedical Sciences Seminar (Mon. 6 Apr, 2015 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

Brad A. Bryan, PhD and MBA, is affiliated with the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. He will present an INBRE/Biomedical Sciences Seminar titled "Therapeutic Targeting of Critical Oncogenic Signaling Pathways in Vascular Sarcomas." 4 p.m. in MSEC 103.

Technology Marketing Seminar (Mon. 6 Apr, 2015 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

Dr. Tamara Monosoff, Founder and CEO of an internet marketing firm, will present "The Practical Guide to Strategies and Tools for Today's Marketers." The seminar will provide students, faculty, and staff with context for the relevance of technical education to contemporary marketing; there is increasing need for well-rounded data scientists and engineers to support marketing executives and entrepreneurs. 4 p.m. in Cramer 124.

Street Hockey (Mon. 6 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 07, 2015

Summer 2015 Registation (Tue. 7 Apr, 2015 8:00 am - 5:00 pm)

Monday, April 6 - Summer Registration for Graduate Students and Tech Scholars
Tuesday, April 7 - Summer Registration for Seniors
Wednesday, April 8 - Summer Registration for Juniors
Thursday, April 9 - Summer Registration for Sophomores
Friday, April 10 - Summer Registration for Freshmen and Non-Degree Seeking Students will be 

Summer Registration for New Students (Freshmen & Transfer) will be April 20

Faculty Senate (Tue. 7 Apr, 2015 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

The monthly meeting of the Faculty Senate will be at 4 p.m. in Workman 101.

SGA Student Forum (Tue. 7 Apr, 2015 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm)

This semi-annual event allows students to express their concerns and/or experess their appreciation to/for the administrators of New Mexico Tech. Dr. Lopez and other top administrators will speak and be available to answer questions. Free pizza and drinks will be provided. Don't miss this opportunity. 5 p.m. in the third floor ballrooms of the Fidel Center. 

Student Open Forum (Tue. 7 Apr, 2015 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm)

All students are invited to attend an open forum with President Lopez and other administrators, staff members and faculty. This semi-annual event will be at 5:30 p.m. in the Fidel Center ballrooms. Pizza will be served.

Student Activities Board meeting (Tue. 7 Apr, 2015 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

The Student Activities Board will meet every other week on Tuesday nights at 7 p.m. in Weir 102. In these meetings we will plan monthly events, Spring Fling, 49ers, Welcome Week, and other events. Students are welcome to join the meetings.

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Summer 2015 Registation (Wed. 8 Apr, 2015 8:00 am - 5:00 pm)

Monday, April 6 - Summer Registration for Graduate Students and Tech Scholars
Tuesday, April 7 - Summer Registration for Seniors
Wednesday, April 8 - Summer Registration for Juniors
Thursday, April 9 - Summer Registration for Sophomores
Friday, April 10 - Summer Registration for Freshmen and Non-Degree Seeking Students will be 

Summer Registration for New Students (Freshmen & Transfer) will be April 20

Counselor Day @ Tech (Wed. 8 Apr, 2015 10:00 am - 3:00 pm)

Counselor Day is for high school counselors and college advisors to come visit the New Mexico Tech campus. These visitors will learn about financial aid and scholarships, take a tour of the residence halls, dine in the cafeteria, meet some Techies and faculty, and find out more about the unique opportunities for undergraduates at Tech. These visitors will be on campus from about 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Materials Engineering Dissertation Defense (Wed. 8 Apr, 2015 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

Stephen Davis, doctoral candidate in the Materials Engineering Department, will defend his dissertation, titled, "Fundamental Causes of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAH) Formation in Compression-Ignition Engines: Comprehensive Studies of Diesel, Biodiesel and Butanol Blends."  3 p.m. in Cramer 123. 

 

 

 

Master of Science for Teachers Seminar (Wed. 8 Apr, 2015 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm)

Heidi Stange-Love, graduate student in Master of Science for Teachers, presents her Independent Study "Laboratory impact experiments to study asteroid collisional disruption as a function of size and shape in the strength regime.” 3:30 p.m. in Cramer 108, 

Bicycle Repair (Wed. 8 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). 

ASME Club Meeting (Wed. 8 Apr, 2015 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

The student chapter of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers will hold its bi-weekly meeting at 7 p.m. in Weir 132.  There will be food at the meeting and discussion of upcoming events. All are welcome to join.

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Summer 2015 Registation (Thu. 9 Apr, 2015 8:00 am - 5:00 pm)

Monday, April 6 - Summer Registration for Graduate Students and Tech Scholars
Tuesday, April 7 - Summer Registration for Seniors
Wednesday, April 8 - Summer Registration for Juniors
Thursday, April 9 - Summer Registration for Sophomores
Friday, April 10 - Summer Registration for Freshmen and Non-Degree Seeking Students will be 

Summer Registration for New Students (Freshmen & Transfer) will be April 20

Google Info Session (Thu. 9 Apr, 2015 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm)

Google representative Scott Griffin will be on campus for an info session from 12:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Fidel Center ballroom. Griffin will discuss Google culture and available positions. All students are invited to attend.

Petroleum Engineering Masters Defense (Thu. 9 Apr, 2015 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm)

Manuel Portocarrero defends his thesis, "An Integrated Approach to Evaluate the Interwellbore Communication in the Mancos Shale and Gallup Formation"  1 p.m. in MSEC 367.

Earth and Environmental Science Seminar (Thu. 9 Apr, 2015 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

Aaron Curtis, Ph.D. candidate in the Earth and Environmental Science Department at Tech, will present the department seminar. His talk is titled, "Signatures of Subnivean Degassing: the Dynamics of Fumarolic Ice Caves and Cauldrons." 4 p.m. in MSEC 101.

Physics Department Seminar (Thu. 9 Apr, 2015 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

Dr. Gloria L Manney will present a Physics Department colloquium. Manney is an adjunct professor at New Mexico Tech and a senior research scientist with the NorthWest Research Associates. Her talk is titled "Anatomy and Physiology of Earth’s Upper Tropospheric Jet Streams." The Earth’s upper tropospheric jet streams exhibit complex, ever­changing features that reflect
radiatively and dynamically driven variations in the large scale atmospheric circulation. They
are closely linked to the evolution and motion of weather systems, and also influence and are
influenced by the stratospheric polar vortex. 4 p.m. in Workman 101.

Chess Club Guest Speaker (Thu. 9 Apr, 2015 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

The Tech Chess Club is pleased to extend an invitation to all to attend a special guest lecture on Thursday April 9, starting at 6 PM. The event will be held in Weir 132. The lecture will be given by National Master Benjamin Coraretti the top active rated chess player in New Mexico. Pizza and pie will be provided. Email Caleb at cjaquish@nmt.edu  with questions.

Spring Fling 2015 (Thu. 9 Apr, 2015 7:20 pm - 11:20 pm)

7:20 Doors open at Macey
7:30 pm Belly Dance- Macey
7:55 pm Superhero Minute to Win it games - Macey
8 - 11 pm Comedy Night feat. Sarah Schaefer- Macey

LGBT Support Group (Thu. 9 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 10, 2015

Summer 2015 Registation (Fri. 10 Apr, 2015 8:00 am - 5:00 pm)

Monday, April 6 - Summer Registration for Graduate Students and Tech Scholars
Tuesday, April 7 - Summer Registration for Seniors
Wednesday, April 8 - Summer Registration for Juniors
Thursday, April 9 - Summer Registration for Sophomores
Friday, April 10 - Summer Registration for Freshmen and Non-Degree Seeking Students will be 

Summer Registration for New Students (Freshmen & Transfer) will be April 20

Hydrology Master's Thesis Defense (Fri. 10 Apr, 2015 11:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Michelle Bourret, master's student in the Earth and Environmental Science Department, will defend her thesis, which is titled "Hydrologic Modeling of the White Sands Dune Field and Surrounding Tularosa Basin, New Mexico." 11 a.m. in MSEC 202.

NRAO Colloquium (Fri. 10 Apr, 2015 11:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Dr. Maxim Markevitc of the Joint Space-Science Institute, will be the guest speaker for the NM-NRAO Colloquium. He will present "Physics of Intracluster Medium from High Angular Resolution X-ray Studies." Mergers of galaxy clusters produce disturbances in hot intracluster medium, such as shocks and cold fronts, that can be used as tools to study the physics of galaxy clusters. X-ray observations of shock fronts provide information on the shock Mach number and velocity. Combined with radio data, these observations shed light on the production of ultra-relativistic particles that are known to coexist with the cluster thermal plasma. Only a few unambiguous shock fronts have been seen in X-rays so far, and almost all of them have a coincident diffuse radio feature. This talk will summarize the current X-ray observations of cluster mergers, as well as some recent radio data and high-resolution hydrodynamic simulations. 11 a.m. in the auditorium of the Domenici Science Operations Center (NRAO).

Spring Fling 2015 (Fri. 10 Apr, 2015 12:00 pm - 11:59 pm)

Noon - The Silver Lines (Band)- Gym Pavilion
Noon - 4 pm BBQ – Gym Pavilion
Noon - Lord of the Rings Scavenger hunt- Gym Pavilion (start point)
12:30 - 4 pm - Drag Show & Student Dj's featuring DJ CA$H KIDZ, & DJ Mongoose – Gym Pavilion
1:30 pm -- Me, You & Drew (Band) – Gym Pavilion
Noon - 4 pm Costume Make Up: Star Wars, LOTR, Pokémon, Superheroes - Gym Pavilion
Noon - 4 pm Cartoonist – Gym Pavilion
7 pm - Regicide team challenge hosted by Minecraft Club- Speare Basement
8 pm - 2 am Waffle Rave – SAC

Hydrology Master's Thesis Defense (Fri. 10 Apr, 2015 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

Jeffrey Pepin, master's student in the Earth and Environmental Science Department, will defend his thesis, "Sustainability Assessment of the Truth or Consquences, New Mexico Geothermal Resource." 2 p.m. in MSEC 101.

Street Hockey (Fri. 10 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.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Stained Glass Workshop (Sat. 11 Apr, 2015 8:30 am - 12:30 pm)

Learn to design and fabricate your own stained glass pieces. Register at the door! Located at the Fine Arts Center West. Lab fee: $25. All morning, starting at 8:30 a.m.

 

 

AADE Student Chapter Clay Shoot Fundraiser (Sat. 11 Apr, 2015 9:00 am - 1:00 pm)

The student chapter of the American Association of Drilling Engineers (AADE) is hosting its annual clay shoot fundraiser at the Socorro Gun Range south of town. $50/student, $80/non-student. Four person teams. Entry fees includes breakfast, lunch, and raffle drawing entry. Check-in is from 9 to 10 a.m., with the competition starting at 10:30 a.m. To register, please contact nmtaade@gmail.com or visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/nmtaade

Spring Fling 2015 (Sat. 11 Apr, 2015 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

7 am - Mud Bog Set Up –Mud Bog
9 am - Mud Bog Registration- Mud Bog
10 am - 3 pm Mud Bog Races – Mud Bog
10 am - 5 pm Soccer 3 v. 3 Tournament- intramural fields 5$ before event 10$ on the day of the event
2 pm - SGA Spray Paint Your Own T-shirt- Field
2 - 5 pm NMTARC Car Show-Field
2:30 - 5 pm Build Ball (dodge ball with forts!) hosted by Minecraft Club– Gym
2:30 - 5 pm Pokémon Pool Party & Snow Cones – Pool
6 - 7 pm Spaghetti Dinner (Free for students!) – SAC
7 - 10 pm Black Light BINGO (Come win Prizes!)– SAC

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. 

Monday, April 20, 2015

New Student Registration - Summer and Fall Semesters (Mon. 20 Apr, 2015 8:00 am - 5:00 pm)

Preferred new students -- freshmen and transfers -- can register today for both summer and fall 2015 semesters. 

Student Poetry and Fiction Reading (Mon. 20 Apr, 2015 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

Join Tech students who are in English 311 for a special poetry and fiction reading, starting at 2 p.m. in the Tripp Room of the Skeen Library (room 212). 

INBRE/Biomedical Sciences Seminar (Mon. 20 Apr, 2015 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

Dr. Charles "Chad" Melançon III, assistant professor in the Department of Chemical Biology at UNM, is the guest speaker for the INBRE/Biology seminar. He will explain his research in "An Integrated Approach to Discover and Bioengineer Bacterial Natural Products." 4 p.m. in MSEC 103.

Street Hockey (Mon. 20 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 21, 2015

Teal Out + Sign In (Tue. 21 Apr, 2015 10:00 am - 2:00 pm)

Do you think sexual violence is a problem that we are all responsible for preventing? Join other New Mexico Tech faculty, staff and students in wearing your favorite teal-colored shirt to show your support of sexual assault survivors. Also, stop by the pledge table in the Fidel Center atrium from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to show you care by taking the "It's On Us" pledge.  Sponsored by Residential Life and ItsOnUs.org. 

Chess Club Guest Speaker (Tue. 21 Apr, 2015 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm)

The Tech Chess Club is pleased to announce a special guest lecture in MSEC 101 at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 21. The speaker will be Issah Abdallah, and he will be giving a lecture about his research for which he won third place at the Society of Petroleum Engineers International student paper contest. Pizza and pie will be provided. Email Caleb Jaquish at cjaquish@nmt.edu with questions. Issah is a business owner and a graduate student in Petroleum Engineering at New Mexico Tech. He is a graduate research assistant at the Petroleum Recovery Research Center. He does research into "Cost Effective Treatment of Produced Water Using Co-produced Energy Sources." His accomplishments include coming in third place at the SPE International student paper contest in Amsterdam last November after winning the East Coast, Rocky Mountains and Mid-continent North America regional paper contest at the University of Tulsa, Oklahoma last April.

Student Activities Board meeting (Tue. 21 Apr, 2015 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

The Student Activities Board will meet every other week on Tuesday nights at 7 p.m. in Weir 102. In these meetings we will plan monthly events, Spring Fling, 49ers, Welcome Week, and other events. Students are welcome to join the meetings.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Bicycle Repair (Wed. 22 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). 

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Astrobiology Research Seminar (Thu. 23 Apr, 2015 10:00 am - 3:00 pm)

The Graduate Student Association is hosting the second New Mexico Tech Interdisciplinary Research Seminar on Astrobiology all day in the Fidel Center third-floor ballrooms. All are welcome to attend. Dr. Chris McKay of NASA Ames will present the keynote address to close the event. His talk is "The Search for Life on Other Plantets" and will include an update from the Mars Curiosity Rover.

Welcome and Overview
10 a.m.: Dr. David Westpfahl, NMT

Astrobiology Primer
10:15 a.m.: Dr. Michelle Creech-Eakman, NMT

How Will We Detect Habitable Planets?
11 a.m.: Heather Bloemhard, NMT

Astrobiological Significance of Fumarolic Ice Caves
11:15 a.m.: Aaron Curtis, NMT

Artificial Intelligence
11:30 a.m.: Tyler Cecil, NMT

Lunch
Noon (Various Group Discussion Topics - e.g. Europa, Mars, SETI...)

Extraterrestrial Life: Would We Recognize It If We Found It?
1 p.m.: Daisy Morgan-Edel, NMT

Development & Demonstration of a Portable IR Spectrometer for *inSitu* Exploration of Planetary Surfaces
1:15 p.m.: Kyle Uckert, NMSU

Evolution of Planetary Atmospheres
1:30 p.m.: Rick Cosentino, NMT

Expanding the Limits of the Biosphere: Microbial Communities in Deep (1-3 km) Fractured Rock Fluids
1:45 p.m.: Maxwell Baymiller, NMT

Break
2 p.m.

Planetary Protection
2:20 p.m.: Dr. Tom Kieft, NMT

Keynote Presentation:

The Search for Life on Other Planets with an Update from the Mars Curiosity Rover

2:40 p.m.: Dr. Chris McKay, NASA AMES

Master of Science for Teachers Seminar (Thu. 23 Apr, 2015 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm)

Kimberly Griego, student in Master of Science for Teachers, presents her independent study "Robotics: An approach to Increasing STEM Skills and Interest in STEM Careers." Public invited. 1 p.m. in Cramer 221.

Earth and Environmental Science Seminar (Thu. 23 Apr, 2015 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

Ahmad Malekpour, a Ph.D. candidate in the Earth and Environmental Science Department at New Mexico Tech, will present the department seminar. His talk is titled "Large-Magnitude Continental Extension In The Iranian Plateau, Its Structural And Regional Tectonic Implications." 4 p.m. in MSEC 101. 

Physics Department Seminar (Thu. 23 Apr, 2015 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

Dr. Patrick Gaulme, astronomer with the Apache Point Observatory and the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, is the guest speaker for the Physics Department seminar. He will present, "Seismology of Giant Planets." Seismology applied to giant planets could drastically change our understanding of their deep interiors, as it has happened with the Earth, the Sun, and many main-sequence and evolved stars. The study of giant planets' composition is important for understanding both the mechanisms enabling their formation and the origins of planetary systems, in particular our own. 4 p.m. in Workman 101. 

LGBT Support Group (Thu. 23 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 24, 2015

Mechanical Engineering Thesis Defense (Fri. 24 Apr, 2015 10:00 am - 11:00 am)

Jastin Paul, master's student in the Mechanical Engineering Department, will defend his thesis, "Development of a Miniature Tensile Kolsky Bar for Dynamic Testing of Thin Films." 10 a.m. in Weir 132. 

Petroleum Engineering Master's Defense (Fri. 24 Apr, 2015 10:00 am - 11:00 am)

Brittni Romero, a petroleum engineering master's student, defends her thesis "Hydraulic Fracturing Optimizing the Reuse of Flowback Fluid." 10 a.m. in MSEC 367.

Master of Science for Teachers Seminar (Fri. 24 Apr, 2015 11:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Sonya Vestal, graduate student in the Master of Science for Teachers program, presents her independent study, "Utilizing Technology-Based Programs To Promote Literacy Skills." Public invited. 11 a.m. in Cramer 108.

Street Hockey (Fri. 24 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.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

The Next Generation Conservationist Career Fair (Sat. 25 Apr, 2015 11:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Talking Talons Youth Leadership has partnered with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Valle De Oro Wildlife Refuge as well as several other federal and community partners to host The Next Generation Conservationists Career Fair. This free event will give students the opportunity to connect to natural resource professionals in a variety of fields including federal agencies, local businesses, and national and local nonprofit organizations. The fair will be exhibited by 30+ conservation professionals interested in educating, employing and developing the next generation of conservationists. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 25, at the recently-established Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge (7851 2nd St SW, Albuquerque, NM 87105). 

 

Monday, April 27, 2015

Street Hockey (Mon. 27 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 28, 2015

Master of Science for Teachers Seminar (Tue. 28 Apr, 2015 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

Carol Thompson, Master of Science for Teachers student, presents her Independent Study "The Effects of a Student Response System in a Secondary Math Class." 2 p.m. in Cramer 108, 

Movie Night (Tue. 28 Apr, 2015 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm)

The Student Activities Board hosts Monthly Movie Nights on the last Tuesday of the month at 8 p.m. in Workman 101. Movies will be selected using a survey posted each month on the SGA Facebook page. The movie DVD will also be raffled off at the end of the showing. 

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Bicycle Repair (Wed. 29 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). 

Santa Fe Opera Apprentices on Tour (Wed. 29 Apr, 2015 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm)

Rising star opera singers perform works from popular operas and musicals, and, an original one-act operetta. Tech Club-Club Macey offers an optional Night at the Opera Dinner (ticketed) prior to the concert. 7:30 p.m. at Macey Center. FREE

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Two Earth and Environmental Science Seminars (Thu. 30 Apr, 2015 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

Dr. Dave Weinberg will present two seminars with the Earth and Environmental Science Department. Weinberg is founder of Practical Risk LLC, based in Albuquerque, and is a Visiting Geoscientist with the American Association of Petroleum Geologists. At 2 p.m., he will present "Geoscience and the Hydrofracking Debate." At 4 p.m., he will present "Bent and Broken: Confessions of a Structural Geologist." Both talks are in MSEC 101.

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