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November 2011

  1. Engineering research explores new locations for satellites
  2. New Mexico schools take top honors at regional robotics competition
  3. Engineering students represent NMSU at technical conference
  4. Second Women In Engineering conference a success
  5. International journal features article by NMSU engineers
  6. Engineers' Bell has been hanging around since 1939
  7. Goddard Hall named for NM radio pioneer
  8. Second annual engineering scholarship golf classic slated
  9. College of Engineering research scientist chosen to serve on editorial board
  10. Branson holds exhibit on the mechanic arts
  11. Recent Grants
  12. Alumni News

1. Engineering research explores new locations for satellites
By Linda Fresques

Eric ButcherSpace is increasingly becoming more littered with debris — everything from spent rocket stages and defunct satellites to erosion, explosion and collision fragments, all of which pose the risk of colliding with expensive military and scientific satellites. This is but one of several reasons that Eric Butcher, New Mexico State University aerospace engineer, is conducting research that may lead to placement of important space assets further from Earth than they are currently located. Read More


2. New Mexico schools take top honors at regional robotics competition

Rio Rancho Robo RunnerThree New Mexico schools placed in the Texas BEST (Boosting Engineering Science and Technology) Regional Robotics Championship. The regional competition, held Nov. 18-20 at the University of Texas at Dallas, brought together champion teams from hubs in Texas and New Mexico. The NMSU College of Engineering has been host to the NM BEST Robotics hub for New Mexico and El Paso schools for 10 years. Read More

 

 


3. Engineering students represent NMSU at technical conference
By Lorena Sánchez

Industrial engineering studentsGerman Reyes, Ivan Rodriguez, Jorge Soltero, Alain Simental, and Steven Hespeler represented New Mexico State University's College of Engineering at the 83rd Annual National Technical Association Conference at Howard University in Washington, D.C. this September. The NTA is an organization that promotes the advancement and representation of minorities in Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics, education, and architecture. The students presented their research that reflected this year's theme, "Change the Equation-Link In Minority Technical Organization," to their peers and professionals in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Read More


4. Second Women In Engineering conference a success

Women in Engineering conferenceOn Oct. 7, approximately 100 NMSU College of Engineering students gathered at the Las Cruces Convention Center to obtain a perspective of the roles of females in the engineering profession. The conference was sponsored by an I.D.E.A. grant from the Office of the Provost at New Mexico State University and the Dean of the College of Engineering.

"Out of nearly 2,500 students currently enrolled in the College of Engineering, only 479 are women," said Ricardo B. Jacquez, dean of the college. "Events like this are important to help, encourage and support them to continue on their paths toward graduation and fulfilling careers." Read More


5. International journal features article by NMSU engineers
By Lorena Sánchez

The international journal, Electronic Letters, highlighted New Mexico State University’s electrical and computer engineering associate professor Deva Borah and Ph.D. student Kuldeep Kumar’s research work as a feature in its October 13, 2011 issue. “Our paper was not only accepted for publication, but it is also highlighted as a feature article and that is rare,” Borah said of the honor. Read More


6. Engineers' Bell has been hanging around since 1939
By Lorena Sánchez

Engineers' BellOne of the university’s oldest resident’s has seen a lot of action in the past 72 years.

The New Mexico State University Victory Bell was cast in 1939 and given to the College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts as a gift before it was eventually adopted by the College of Engineering. Read More

 

 


7. Goddard Hall named for NM radio pioneer
By Christopher Schultz
Las Cruces Sun-News

Radio ClubIn 1919, one of the brightest engineering minds in New Mexico history put Las Cruces on the map - and on the air. That year, Ralph Goddard, a founder of the engineering school at New Mexico College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts, broadcast the first signals from his hand-built radio station in a small shack on the college campus. It was one of the first radio broadcasts west of the Mississippi, and the first-ever in New Mexico. Read More


8. Second annual engineering scholarship golf classic slated

Golf ClassicOn February 24, the New Mexico State University College of Engineering will be hosting the second annual Volt Information Sciences Slide Rule Golf Classic at the NMSU Golf Course. Registration begins at 7 a.m., and play opens with a shotgun start tentatively scheduled at 8:30. Entry fees are $100 for individual players and $400 per four-person team. The 2012 Volt Information Sciences Slide Rule Golf Classic is an opportunity for the college to connect with members of the community and former alumni while raising money to support engineering scholarships for future engineering Aggies. For more information or to register, e-mail Tracey O'Neil (traceyo@nmsu.edu) or Mack Haley (mhaley@nmsu.edu) or call 575-646-2913.


9. College of Engineering research scientist chosen to serve on editorial board
By Lorena Sánchez

Anuj Kumar has been chosen to serve on the editorial board of the journal Research in Environmental and Life Sciences.Kumar was chosen as a result of his scientific publications, expertise and international recognition in his field. Kumar is an organic chemistry/environmental chemistry manager and research scientist for the Carlsbad Environmental Monitoring and Research Center, part of New Mexico State University’s College of Engineering. Read More


10. Branson holds exhibit on the mechanic arts

Branson Library (4th floor outside the Archives office) is running an exhibit relating to the Mechanic Arts through February 16. On display are 16 photographs from the archives engineering collection that illustrate the art of industrial photography. The exhibit incorporates a smaller display on the Morrill Act which used the term "mechanic arts" to describe the intended curriculum of the land-grant institutions.


11. Research Grants


12. Alumni News


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