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( February 20, 1998)
PROFESSOR JACK WEYLAND WILL PRESENT “ JUST IN IT FOR THE TOYS” / OVER 500 AREA 6TH - 12TH GRADERS TO ATTEND ENGINEERS WEEK EVENTS AT SDSM& T
Professor Jack Weyland will present “ Just In It for the Toys” at 11: 00 a. m., Friday, February 27, in the Surbeck Center Ballroom on the SDSM& T campus. Weyland’s presentation will focus on how to have fun with physics.
Over 500 area 6th- 12th graders are scheduled to attend Professor Weyland’s program. As part of SDSM& T’s Engineer Week activities, students from area middle, junior and senior high schools will also tour various departments on campus and observe experiments/ displays in the participating departments. Tours will be conduced by SDSM& T’s ROTC students and Student Ambassadors. The students also will have sack lunches with South Dakota Tech students in the campus departments.
Weyland, who currently is a professor of physics at Ricks College in Idaho, taught physics at SDSM& T for 25 years. In 1993 he received SDSM& T’s Presidential Award for Outstanding Professor in recognition of his excellence in teaching. Weyland has a B. S. degree form Montana State University and a Ph. D. from Brigham Young University. He has written a science book for youth called Megapowers and also wrote an article called “ Science Goes to the Movies” for the 1994 Science Yearbook for World Book Encyclopedia. Weyland also has presented a program called “ Hollywood’s Greatest Science Bloopers” on a Canadian television station.
Educators interested in bringing their students to Professor Weyland’s program or other Engineers Week activities can make reservations by calling Vi Stoltz in the SDSM& T’s Vice President’s Office at 394- 2256.
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