2017 Engineers Week (E Week)
40 years at the School of Mines
MORE DETAILS COMING SOON
Tuesday, February 21
Order of the Engineer Luncheon
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.; Ballroom, Surbeck Center
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Mines Myth Busters
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.; Ballroom, Surbeck Center
Join us as our team of Mines Myth Busters
debunks or proves some of history’s most popular urban legends. This free event is open to all: the curious
spectator, the serious scientist, and everyone in between.
Wednesday, February 22
South Dakota Engineering Society Luncheon
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.; Christensen Hall of Fame, King Center
Thursday, February 23
Engineering & Science Day Department Tours and Chemistry Show
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.; Campus Wide
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Music in Engineering Special Lunchtime Concert
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.; Music Center
NASA Presentation by Tom Durkin
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.; Ballroom, Surbeck Center
Expanding Universe: The universe is big and it’s getting even bigger!
Throughout history, we have repeatedly underestimated the size of the
universe. This talk will focus on the current understanding of Hubble’s
Law and the Hubble constant, which measures the expansion rate of the universe
where velocity increases with increasing distance from the observer. It
appears that dark energy causes space to “stretch.” This interesting,
recent discovery results in galaxies that are beyond a certain distance from
Earth to move away from us faster than the speed of light, making much of the
universe forever beyond our observation. The talk discusses how this is
possible in light of Einstein’s theories of Special and General Relativity.
Museum of Geology Hours
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday, February 24
Mr. & Miss Mines Pageant
6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.; Ballroom, Surbeck Center
To find out more about National Engineers Week, click here.