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March 2011

  1. College of Engineering gives honors in name of former dean
  2. Aggie engineers named to New Mexico Transportation Commission
  3. Jesse Lunsford passes
  4. College of Engineering starts semester with uplifting all staff meeting
  5. Researchers use remote sensing to improve irrigation management
  6. Student engineering paper wins competition
  7. Engineering students prep for Central American journey: Future bridge to serve three villages in Nicaragua
  8. Effort to revive hotel starts
  9. First Annual Volt Information Sciences Slide Rule Golf Classic a resounding success
  10. Alumni News

1. College of Engineering gives honors in name of former dean

Bromilow family and award recipientsThe College of Engineering presented the Bromilow Research and Staff Awards on Feb. 25. Established in 1978 to honor the late Frank Bromilow, former College of Engineering dean, they are the only awards given by the college. Recipient of this year's research award is Phillip De Leon, a professor in the Klipsch School of Electrical and Computer Engineering. The 2011 Bromilow Staff Excellence award went to Charlie Park who works for the Manufacturing Technology and Engineering Center (M-TEC). Read More


2. Aggie engineers named to New Mexico Transportation Commission

Kenneth WhiteGov. Susana Martinez recently appointed five new members to serve on the New Mexico Transportation Commission. Among them was Kenneth White, former interim dean of the College of Engineering and civil engineering department head emeritus. Debra Hicks, president and CEO of Pettigrew & Associates and NMSU civil engineering alum was also among the new appointees. Read More

 

 


3. Jesse Lunsford passes

Jesse V. Lunsford, age 87, passed away Tuesday, February 22, 2011, in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Lunsford joined the civil engineering faculty at NMSU in 1958.  Jesse was to spend the rest of his teaching career at New Mexico State University, retiring in 1985 as a full professor.  Read More


4. College of Engineering starts semester with uplifting all staff meeting

Ed ForemanCollege of Engineering faculty and staff started off the spring 2011 semester on a positive note.

On January 12, the college held its first annual Engineers' Roundup featured inspirational speaker and civil engineering alum Ed Foreman along with futurist and dean of the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences Lowell Catlett. Read More

 


5. Researchers use remote sensing to improve irrigation management
By Linda Fresques

Salim BawazirPractically any road travelled along the meandering Mesilla and Rincon Valleys is graced by the leafy canopy of pecan orchards. Dotted in between at various times of the year are fields of chile, alfalfa, cotton, corn and an assortment of other crops.

Agriculture is big business in Doña Ana County, stretching from Hatch to Las Cruces. The majority of New Mexico's 36,000 acres of pecan producing trees are located here. In 2009 the state ranked first in value of production of pecans in the United States, resulting in 70 million pounds valued at approximately $133 million in net sales going directly to the growers, reports the New Mexico Department of Agriculture. Read More


6. Student engineering paper wins competition
By Lorena Sánchez

Nineteen electrical engineering students have been honored for a paper describing unique approaches that utilize ambient energy from the sun, water, and wind toward developing energy sustainability. Each year the White Sands International Test and Evaluation Association holds a competition open to anyone who would like to submit a paper on innovations in science and technology. The group or individual with the winning submission receives a $1,500 award. Read More


7. Engineering students prep for Central American journey: Future bridge to serve three villages in Nicaragua
By Katy Barnitz
Las Cruces Bulletin

As many students look forward to summer vacation, a group of New Mexico State University engineering students are working hard and gear­ing up for the chance to help out a village in South America. In May, members of NMSU Engineers Without Borders will travel to Hondura Azul, Condega, Nicaragua, in May, where they will build a pedestrian bridge that will serve Hondura Azul and three nearby villages. Read More


8. Effort to revive hotel starts
By Diana M. Alba
Las Cruces Sun-News

Sonya CooperWork has begun on a long-awaited effort to restore one of downtown Las Cruces' most historic buildings.

Four college engineering students and a professor last weekend began a volunteer effort to restore a 400-square-foot room in the Amador Hotel, an adobe building constructed in the 1800s.

History buffs are aiming for each of the eight side rooms on the building's first floor to be finished by Jan. 6, 2012 - in time to host a centennial ball in honor of the 100th anniversary of New Mexico's statehood. Read More


9. First Annual Volt Information Sciences Slide Rule Golf Classic a resounding success
By Lorena Sánchez

Golf TournamentThe First Annual Volt Information Sciences Slide Rule Golf Classic raised more than $20,000 to provide scholarships for engineering students. The event, held on Feb. 24 at the NMSU Golf Course, was organized by the College of Engineering. The premier sponsor of the event was Volt Information Sciences, whose president and CEO Jerry Shaw is an electrical engineering alumnus of NMSU.

Twenty teams took to the course competing for one of the top six spots. There were two additional titles individuals could play for during the scramble: longest drive and closest to the pin. Read More


10. Alumni News

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