Engineering Headlines

GO Bond C to improve, renovate NMSU’s aging facilities

More than $27 million in capital outlay projects are on the ballot for the New Mexico State University system as part of over $131 million in proposed general obligation bonds for aging buildings at universities and colleges across the state.

If approved by voters in November, $22.5 million is planned for a new visual arts facility at the Las Cruces campus to replace D.W. Williams Hall, a 78-year-old former gymnasium, which currently houses NMSU’s Department of Art and University Art Gallery. The funding is part General Obligation Bond C for higher education projects.

There is no tax increase associated with these bonds.  Read More

Faculty, staff and students in New Mexico State University’s Civil Engineering and Manufacturing Technology & Engineering Center have collaborated on an earthquake research project. (From left) Yu-Ping Tang, engineer, Tathagata Ray, assistant professor, Charlie Park, M-TEC manager, Jame Alexander, structural engineering Ph.D. student, and Matthew Dorsey, M-TEC junior, are shown with the self-centering prototype. (NMSU photo by Tiffany Acosta) APR16

NMSU College of Engineering departments collaborate on earthquake project

Keeping structures safe during an earthquake is a goal for one New Mexico State University professor who is leading a team from the College of Engineering in developing a new device.

The self-centering device is the brainchild of Tathagata Ray, civil engineering assistant professor. With assistance from the Manufacturing Technology & Engineering Center, Ray’s device was completely designed and built at NMSU. Read More