School of Mines celebrates Engineers Week

School of Mines celebrates Engineers Week

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South Dakota School of Mines & Technology will celebrate the 43rd annual Engineers Week Feb. 18-22 with free events for students and the community. 

The public is invited to STEAM Café: Myth Busters Edition from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Performing Arts Center of Rapid City. This event will feature an explosive presentation by faculty and students from the university’s chapter of the American Chemical Society. Admission is free. This is presented as part of the Performing Arts Center of Rapid City’s fourth annual Family Series.

Youth in Science Rapid City will host a screening of "Dream Big: Engineering Our World" at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Elks Theatre. Admission is free; doors open at 5:30 p.m. Seating is limited. The critically acclaimed movie offers a fresh perspective of engineering. From the Great Wall of China and the world’s tallest buildings to underwater robots, solar cars and sustainable cities, "Dream Big" celebrates the human ingenuity behind engineering marvels big and small. Door prizes provided by local STEM supporters.

The School of Mines will host more than 600 middle and high school students for Engineering and Science Day on Thursday. The day begins with demonstrations by academic departments across campus and chemistry magic shows in room 2228 of the Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Building from 9 a.m. to noon. Magic shows will feature members of Mines’ chemistry, biology and health sciences department, along with students from the American Chemical Society, who will conduct experiments that create colorful smoke and flames.

Engineering and Science Day continues with a concert, “Music in Engineering,” from noon-1 p.m. in the Music Center on campus, followed by the presentation “Houston, We've Had a Problem: The Amazing Story of Apollo 13” from 1-2 p.m. in the Surbeck Center Ballroom. This presentation by Tom Durkin from the South Dakota Space Grant Consortium will focus on one of the most remarkable rescue missions in history.

For full schedule of Engineers Week events, go to  https://www.sdsmt.edu/Academics/Events-and-Outreach/Engineers-Week-(E-Week)/

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