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September 27, 2018 - September 29, 2018
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Thursday, September 27
Homecoming Distinguished Lecture Featuring Adam Savage
Adam Savage is an internationally renowned television producer, host and public speaker. His mother is a psychologist, his father was a celebrated artist, painter and filmmaker. From the youngest age, they encouraged his flights of fancy. Adam has been a paperboy, a projectionist, juggler, unicycle rider, sculptor, graphic designer, scenic painter, robot builder, welder, carpenter, machinist, prop maker, toy designer, actor, writer, executive producer and director. He spent six years in theater and 10 years in commercial and film special effects working for clients such as Nike, Corning, Hershey’s and Coca-Cola, and films like Star Wars, the Matrix films, A.I., Space Cowboys, Terminator 3 and Galaxy Quest. Adam has built everything from theater sets to miniature particle accelerators. From spaceships to animatronic arms. He’s made Rube Goldberg machines, hand props and spacesuits. Adam’s online videos have generated over 230 million page views. He’s written for Popular Mechanics, the Wall Street Journal and Wired Magazine, among others. His program Mythbusters produced 270 episodes that aired in over 100 countries for 14 years. Adam shares his builds, his love for movie props and costumes, and passion for the transformative power of making on his award-winning website Tested.com. He lives in San Francisco with his wife Julia, his twin boys Thing1 and Thing2, and two amazing dogs.
Though Adam does not have a degree in engineering or science, he’s been made an honorary lifetime member of the National Science Teachers Association; an honorary member of Sigma Xi, and Dignitary Members of the Association of International Bomb Technicians and was presented with an honorary doctorate from the Universiteit Twente in the Netherlands for his role, along with Jamie Hyneman, in popularizing science and technology.
Friday, September 28
Oredigger Challenge: 4-6pm North IM Field
MAC Bonfire: 8-9:30pm Q Lot
Food and drinks will be available along with music and games!
Saturday, September 29
Homecoming 5K: 8 a.m. More information to come! Mines students, faculty, and staff run free!
Homecoming Parade: 9:30 a.m. View the parade on Illinois Street! Free coffee and pastries are available!
Tailgate: 10 a.m. Q Lot Free food, music, games, and giveaways!
Football Game: Noon Marv Kay Stadium
To purchase tickets, visit the Mines Athletics website
*Free admission for students
*Mines Faculty and Staff may use their All Sports Pass. If you haven’t already registered for one, visit this site.
Homecoming Concert: TBA 7 p.m.
(doors at 6:30) Location: D Lot