Mines to celebrate GalaxE-Days April 3-5

GOLDEN, Colo., March 20, 2014 – Colorado School of Mines will celebrate an annual tradition, Engineers' Days (E-Days), April 3-5.

The traditional Ore Cart Pull begins April 4 at around 9 a.m., when students will travel on foot east on Colfax Avenue to the state capitol building where an elected official will issue the official E-Days Proclamation. Later that day, there will be a Tesla coil demonstration at 1 p.m. in Metals Hall (in the Green Center), field day activities including a hot wing eating contest, mattress races, gold panning at more beginning at 2:30 p.m. on the Intramural Fields, a Soap Box Derby at 3 p.m. on West Campus Road and a concert featuring Sound Remedy at 7 p.m. on the Intramural Fields.

On April 5, festivities begin at 10 a.m. with a car show in the CTLM parking lot and cardboard boat races down Clear Creek in boats constructed only of cardboard and tape. A carnival, featuring games and food, will begin at noon on the IM fields. The Saturday night concert features 3OH!3 at 7 p.m. on the Intramural Fields followed by fireworks at 10 p.m. at parking lot Q.

For additional information, see the Mines Activity Council website.

 

Contact:

Karen Gilbert, Director of Public Relations, Colorado School of Mines / 303-273-3541 / kgilbert@mines.edu
Kathleen Morton, Communications Coordinator, Colorado School of Mines / 303-273-3088 / kmorton@mines.edu