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July 29 - Aug. 24, 2010

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Thursday, July 29, 2010

MST Independent Study Presentation: 10:30 a.m., Cramer 123, Carrie Gongaware, graduate student in Master of Science for Teachers, presents her Independent Study "Middle School Systems Science Curriculum." Public invited.

EES Dissertation Defense: 1 p.m., MSEC 202. Jason Heath, PhD Candidate in Hydrology, defends his dissertation "Multi-Scale Petrography and Fluid Dynamics of Caprocks Associated with Geologic CO2 Storage."

Kathy Hedges Retirement Party: 2 p.m., Third Floor of Fidel. Because of vast hordes of people expected, venue has been moved to Fidel Third Floor. Come say good-bye as Kathy "flunks retirement" and moves to another job.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Art Reception: 6 to 8 p.m., Macey Center. Meet artist Jill Coulson, whose photography is on exhibit in Macey Gallery through August 8. Her solo photography exhibit, "This Side," transports observers through a collage of vibrant colors, immersive scenes and distorted views to transform their perception of the world. Refreshments.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Mathematics Thesis Defense: 1 p.m., Weir 102. Robert Jones, graduate student in mathematics, defends his thesis on "Random Attractors for a Class of Stochastic Wave Equations"

Geophysics Thesis Defense: 2 p.m., MSEC 202. Christine J. Ruhl, graduate student in geophysics, defends her thesis "Investigation of Seismicity and Uplift Patterns Above the Socorro Magma Body in Central New Mexico Including Characterization of the August 2009 Microearthquake Swarm."

Thursday, Aug. 5, 2010

International Folk Dance Camp Begins: through Sunday, Tech Gym. This year's featured dances are English Country Dances and Croatian dances. For details and sign-ups, see Not an NMT event, but held on campus. Sponsored by Southwest International Folk Dance Institute.

Presentation on TechMaker: 5 p.m., Tripp Room, Skeen Library. TechMaker is a dynamic curriculum that maps out the tech transfer process. Educators can harness the tool to teach about tech transfer and entrepreneurs can use it to learn how to transfer their own technology. The MST Program is hosting this presentation on "TechMaker" A light dinner will be provided. Please RSVP to Linda Shell ( by 5:00 PM , Monday, August 2, 2010.

Friday, August 20, 2010

New Student Registration: Coordinated by Admission Office.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Orientation: for new students. Coordinated by Admission Office

Monday, August 23, 2010

Registration and Validation

Convocation: 2 p.m., Macey Center. Official opening of the academic year.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Classes begin

SCOPE Notices


Tech Scientists Make Big Impression At Astronomy Conference,

Doctoral Student Unraveling Mysteries Of Large-Scale Aquifers,

Regents Report: 2008 Items Revisited, Campus Safety Discussed.


NMIMT recently negotiated provisional rates for FY 11 with the Office of Naval Research. Effective immediately, the following rates should be used on proposals submitted for projects beginning July 1, 2010. DCAA has not completed their audit of the FY11 Proposal or the cost accounting change to the Disclosure Statement. As soon as they have completed their audits and reported the results to ONR, we will be able to negotiate final fixed rates for FY11. You will be notified of the change once it occurs.

College Rates - Other Sponsored Activities EMRTC (IERA/Playas) Rates - Sponsored Research Activities EMRTC (IERA/Playas) Rates - Other Sponsored Activities EMRTC Facility Support Rate 37.1%

IERA Building Lease Rate: This rate has not been negotiated yet. Continue to use the rate in place.

Note, projects awarded under prior proposed rates may be adjusted, in accordance with OMB Circular A-21 Section G.7, once the project is completed. These will be reviewed on an individual basis.

These rates can also be found on the Restricted Funds website

If you have any questions, please call the Cost Accounting Office at -5781.


--There are full-time openings at NMT Children's Center for children between the ages of 2 and 6. The Center is open from 7:30 - 5:30 Monday through Friday and only closes when the campus is closed.

Enrollment is open to anyone in the Socorro community; rates are based on whether parents are students at Tech, work for Tech or are working in the community. Income-eligible families can receive assistance from the NM CYFD Child Care Assistance Program.

Children do not have to be toilet trained and children with special needs can be enrolled. If you are interested in finding out more about the Center, please call Ann at 835-5240 between 8 and 5 Monday to Friday.


Rotary Club of Socorro recycles printer and copier ink cartridges, to keep the cartridges out of the landfill and to raise funds for Rotary's local, national, and international projects. Collection boxes are in Fidel Center, Human Resources, the Biology and Chemistry Departments, NRAO, EMRTC, and the Bureau of Geology. You will also see them at various locations around Socorro. Rotary thanks you for your help!

49ERS, Oct. 22, 23, 24:

Gold Rush Golf Tournament: Once again, SPE sponsors the Gold Rush Golf Tournament on the Friday of 49ers, this year on Oct. 22. scramble competition with 4-person teams. The cost is $49 per person, with prizes awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places. For more information and to sign up, see

--1969 to 1971 Reunion: Bill Guse, Class of 1970, is organizing a reunion of the Classes of 69, 70, and 71 for 49ers, Oct. 21 - 24, 2010. Classmates interested in attending should send their email information to for more information and to get on the reunion email list.


--You do not need to be a Tech alum to go on the alumni trip to the Volcanoes of Italy! Tell your friends about it and invite them! See Etna, Stromboli, Vesuvius, and more, May 20-30, 2011. For a brochure, see


--Since the United States and New Mexico flags fly in front of Brown Hall, the flags in front of Fidel Center represent other countries that our students come from.

--Week of July 19th: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belgium, Bermuda, and Botswana

--Week of July 26th: Brazil, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Canada, Czech Republic, China


Other Campus Work:

  • Engineering Labs construction in Workman compound, to be complete in July 2010.
  • Jones Hall, Room 39. Renovation underway
  • Kelly Building: fire sprinkler system installation.
  • Bushman Well landscaping (corner of Canyon Road and Olive Lane)
  • Presidents Hall, fire sprinkler system installation

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