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October 2019

Trefny Center: Engineering Learning and Facilitation Online Course

October 7 @ 8:00 am - November 10 @ 5:00 pm
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We are offering a paced, asynchronous online course entitled Engineering and Facilitating Online Learning (EFOL) for you to experience online learning from the perspective of a learner as you work through your initial course design aspects. This five-week online course for faculty is intended to support the development of the highest-quality online courses. Completion of this course is required before building or teaching an online course at Mines in order to meet our regional accreditation regulations. REGISTRATION DEADLINE: September 30,…

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Physics Colloquium: ‘Resonant Thermal Transport: A New Route to Efficient Thermoelectric Energy Conversion’

October 22 @ 4:00 pm
CoorsTek Center for Applied Science and Engineering, 1523 Illinois St.
Golden, CO 80401 United States
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Mahmoud Hussein University of Colorado, Boulder, Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences Abstract: Thermoelectric materials convert heat into electricity or vice versa through a solid-state process. For the conversion efficiency to be competitive with fluid-based technologies, a thermoelectric material must be a good insulator of heat while, simultaneously, exhibit good electrical properties‒a combination that is hard to find in common materials. Here we present the concept of a locally resonant nanophononic metamaterial (NPM) to overcome this natural trade-off in properties. One…

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Underground Lunch & Learn: Building the Purple Line in Bethesda: A 16-Mile Light Rail Line Connection

October 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Berthoud Hall, 1516 Illinois St.
Golden, CO 80401 United States
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Building the Purple Line in Bethesda: A 16-mile Light Rail Line Connection The Purple Line is a 16-mile light rail line extending from Bethesda in Montgomery County to New Carrollton in Prince George's County. It would provide a direct connection to the Metrorail Red, Green and Orange Lines at Bethesda, Silver  Spring, College Park, and New Carrollton. The Purple Line would also connect to MARC, AMTRAK, and local bus services. The Purple Line will operate light rail vehicles mainly in…

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Van Tuyl Lecture: Matthew Malkowski, Stanford University

October 24 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Berthoud Hall, 1516 Illinois St.
Golden, CO 80401 United States
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Matthew Malkowski, Stanford University Berthoud 241, 4-5PM Sediment Transport and Geomorphology along the U.S. Beringian Margin, Bering Sea, Alaska Abstract: The resource-rich Bering Sea (Aleutian Basin) is situated between Alaska and Far-East Russia and represents one of the key mission areas for the United States Extended Continental Shelf Project aimed at establishing the outer limits of the U.S. economic borders. These limits are contingent upon a geological interpretation of the sea floor as defined by the United Nations Convention on the…

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Chevron Short Course Series: Trouble Free Drilling

October 25 - October 26
Marquez Hall, 1600 Arapahoe St.
Golden, CO 80401 United States

Presented by Mr. John Mitchell Function:  DrillCing Engineering Dealing with down hole problems Wellbore stability Freeing procedures and tripping practices This course is available for PE Seniors only. To sign-up or for more information, please contact Rachel McDonald: rmcdonald@mines.edu

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