This newsletter is also available on-line at http://www.engr.nmsu.edu/news_aggie_ingeniero.shtml


July 2008

  1. NMSU Concrete Canoe Team takes first overall
  2. Free ride for BalloonSat yields big success
  3. Surveying engineering professor authors new book
  4. Industrial engineering student selected for ALL-WAC team
  5. Engineers Without Borders chapter comes to NMSU
  6. NMSU awarded grant for Water Security Program
  7. Clovis native co-founder of Pixar studio
  8. John Hernandez: Providing local expertise to the world
  9. Online engineering program celebrates first five graduates
  10. Recent College of Engineering grants

1. NMSU Concrete Canoe Team takes first overall
By Tracey O'Neil

After months of rigorous preparations and calculations, the NMSU Concrete Canoe team returned from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Rocky Mountain Regional Competition winning first place overall.

In early April, 36 students along with two faculty advisors boarded the bus for the 12-hour drive to Golden, Colo., to compete at the Rocky Mountain Regional Competition, a competition held at Bear Lake that demands year-long efforts in order to compete against 14 other schools from around the region in Concrete Canoe, Steel Bridge and several smaller competitions. Read More


2. Free ride for BalloonSat yields big success
By Linda Fresques and Karl Hill

Photo taken from NMSU's BalloonSatNo aimless wanderer, NMSU’s latest student satellite was a hitchhiker with a purpose. Catching a ride on a test flight of a new NASA experimental balloon in late May, the little "BalloonSat" proved itself viable, sending photographs from on high and taking measurements that will further cosmic-ray research. Read More

 


3. Surveying engineering professor authors new book
By Elizabeth Myers

Book introduces new surveying methodEarl F. Burkholder, associate professor of surveying engineering at New Mexico State University, has recently seen 12 years of hard work fulfilled with the publication of his new book: “The 3-D Global Spatial Data Model: Foundation of the Spatial Data Infrastructure,” offering a new model for handling digital spatial data called the global spatial data model (GSDM). Read More

 


4. Industrial engineering student selected for ALL-WAC team
By Linda Fresques

Paulina ZunigaPaulina Zuniga, industrial engineering senior, has been selected to the 2008 Spring Academic ALL-WAC teams that were recently announced by the league office. She earned the same distinction as a freshman in 2006.

To be eligible, a student athlete must have completed at least one academic year, have at least a 3.00 cumulative grade point average and have participated in at least 50 percent of the team’s contests. Read More


5. Engineers Without Borders chapter comes to NMSU
By Elizabeth Myers

Engineering students, faculty and professionals at NMSU now have the chance to use their skills to change the world through a newly established chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB) on campus. Read More


6. NMSU awarded grant for Water Security Program
By Therese Shakra

The Institute for Energy and the Environment through New Mexico State University ’s College of Engineering and the Water Resources Research Institute received an award for $929,000 from the Office of Naval Research as part of the NMSU Water Security Program.  Read More


7. Clovis native co-founder of Pixar studio
By Gabriel Monte: Clovis News Journal staff writer
May 31, 2008

Alvy Ray SmithBefore Alvy Ray Smith co-founded one of the most successful animation studios in the country, he was thought of as a brilliant and funny Clovis High School student.

Smith is one of the founders of Pixar, a multi-million dollar animation studio known for producing successful box-office hits such as “Cars” and “Toy Story,” and is releasing the animation movie “Wall-E” in June." Read More


8. John Hernandez: Providing local expertise to the world
By Marvin Tessner
The Las Cruces Bulletin
June 20, 2008

John HernandezEngineer consultant John Hernandez has clients in many other countries, but he is always happy to return to the Elephant Butte Irrigation District where he has been an environmental consultant for 10 years. Read More


9. Online engineering program celebrates first five graduates
By Tracey O'Neil

This spring the College of Engineering Distance Education Program at New Mexico State University awarded five students graduate certificates in systems engineering--the first to receive degrees in the new program. Read More


10. Recent College of Engineering grants


Note: Items submitted for possible inclusion in Aggie Ing. should be sent to lfresque@nmsu.edu by 5:00 p.m. on the fourth Monday of each month.

TO SUBSCRIBE OR UNSUBSCRIBE to the College of Engineering Aggie, Ingeniero go to https://mailman.nmsu.edu/mailman/listinfo/engr_news.