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June 2009

  1. Researchers study renewable energy sources through interdisciplinary project
  2. Freshmen receive College of Engineering’s largest scholarship
  3. Hope floats on a concrete canoe: Team on NMSU students puts engineering skills to a national test
  4. Student-designed solar bus sign to grace campus
  5. Gas processors award $6,000 in scholarships
  6. Isn't Life Terrific?
  7. Recent Research Grants
  8. Alumni news

1. Researchers study renewable energy sources through interdisciplinary project
By Danielle De Luca

Researchers study renewable energy sourcesWhen a battery goes dead, you get a new one.

When a car runs out of gas, you refuel.

But, what if you didn’t have to?

A team of six researchers working across disciplines and colleges at New Mexico State University are partnering with other New Mexico universities for a statewide collaboration on these and other renewable energy topics. Read More


2. Freshmen receive College of Engineering’s largest scholarship
By Linda Fresques

Two incoming New Mexico State University freshmen engineering students have received the largest scholarships ever awarded by the College of Engineering. Samuel Pedrotty, from Albuquerque, and Clay Pottorff, from Deming, have received the Boeing FIRST scholarship of $5,000 per year for up to a total of $20,000 over four years. Read More


3. Hope floats on a concrete canoe: Team on NMSU students puts engineering skills to a national test
By Todd G. Dickson
The Las Cruces Bulletin

Concrete canoe teamA team of New Mexico State University students will be at the University of Alabama June 11 to 13 to attempt winning the national Concrete Canoe contest, after winning the regional competition in April. Read More

 


4. Student-designed solar bus sign to grace campus
By Sarah Campos

Solar-powered bus signStudents in NMSU’s engineering technology and surveying engineering (ETSE) department are designing and building a solar bus sign that will be used by the Aggie Transit to display bus schedules and other messages.

The bus sign is a solar-powered lighted display box and programmable LED message board that is mounted on a pole. The system is equipped with a solar panel which provides power during the day and also charges a battery that will run the system at night and on cloudy days.  The LED message board can be programmed to display up to 250 messages at specified times of the day. Read More


5. Gas processors award $6,000 in scholarships
By Linda Fresques

The Gas Processors Association, Permian Basin Chapter, has awarded $3,000 scholarship awards to two New Mexico State University Engineering students for the fall 2009 semester.

Jonathan Height, a senior in mechanical engineering, and Yessenia Sanchez, a junior in chemical engineering, are the recipients of the association’s scholarships. Read More


6. Isn't Life Terrific?
Success Magazine
By R. Todd Eliason

Ed ForemanEd Foreman has made it his mission to help people live happy, healthy, abundant lives.

If there were a way you could make every day a terrific day, you'd probably be interested. Wouldn't you? To cynics, that may sound like an impossible dream, but for the past four decades, Ed Foreman has helped people all over the world have more terrific days than bad days. Growing up poor as the son of a peanut and sweet potato farmer in Portales, N.M., Foreman went from being a roustabout on oil rigs to the only person in 100 years to be elected to the U.S. Congress from two states (Texas and New Mexico). He has taken chances as an entrepreneur, finding both enormous success and failures to boot. He now spends his days helping others learn from his experiences and take an easier, more successful route, one day at a time. Read More


7. Recent Research Grants


8. Alumni News

 

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