Thursday, May 6, 2010

Blowing Up Books

Mountain Mail reports

Those occasional booms coming from the area of ‘M’ Mountain are routine testing of high explosives at the Energetic Materials Research Testing Center (EMRTC), but Friday, May 14, it will be the sound of books and other school related objects being blown sky high.
According to a New Mexico Tech press release, members of the Class of 2010 are invited to blow up their school mementos; items of their college years that they would rather forget about – schoolbooks, alarm clocks, tests and papers, and maybe a photo of their “favorite” professor – which will then be detonated.
EMRTC staff will chronicle the proceedings in video and photos.
The first 200 graduates will be bused up ‘M’ Mountain to an EMRTC test site. There, students will toss their soon-to-be-destroyed items into a pit. From the overlook site, students and guests will watch their least-favorite items be blown up by high explosives.
The “Blow Up Your Books” event is sponsored by the office of Research and Economic Development, the Energetic Materials Research and Testing Center and Vice President Dr. Van Romero, Class of 1977.

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