Surface Kinetic Investigations (SKI) is the code name for STS-2017's exciting lineup of winter activities and we invite attendees to enjoy an all-day excursion to the snow-filled mountains of Colorado. Newton's law of universal gravitation states that any two bodies in the universe attract each other with a force that is directly proportional to the product of their masses and inversely proportional to the square of the distance between them. You can study this law from a first person perspective as a test subject using commercial off the shelf (COTS) apparatus carefully designed to control the effects of surface friction.
On Sunday, January 15, STS-2017 participants will break from project activity to have their choice of a variety of group or individual activities. We have offered group introductory snow skiing lessons in the past as well as snowmobiling, snowshoe tours, tubing, and ski bike lessons. Separate registration is be required for these events. Additional information and registration links will be posted pending final resort selection by the STS-2017 planning team.
Participants may also choose to explore the resort on their own in lieu of group activities or lessons. This social event provides an enjoyable break from the technical projects after the completion of two work days and transitions networking opportunities to the famous mountain slopes of Colorado.
NSBE members, supporters, and colleagues in the area not attending STS-2017 are also welcome to join us for these events. No skill level is required. In order to make reservations with the resort and coordinate transportation, registration must be completed by COB Friday, January 6, 2017.