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.



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