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September 2011

  1. Engineering and Cooperative Extension Service pair to demonstrate agricultural use of solar power
  2. NMSU Carlsbad leader selected as director of CEMRC
  3. NMSU researchers using 3D cameras to help prevent falls
  4. Engineering student receives NSF fellowship
  5. Engineering student wins global poster competition
  6. NMSU event to help boost renewable energy in region
  7. NMSU's professor researching chemical solutions to creating metal oxide films
  8. Engineering entrepreneurship lecture series to begin
  9. College of Engineering Homecoming events announced
  10. Alumni News

1. Engineering and Cooperative Extension Service pair to demonstrate agricultural use of solar power
By Linda Fresques

Craig RickettsFor the more than 25,000 farms spread across the rural landscape in New Mexico, electrical power isn't always readily available. Windmills have long been the traditional source of pulling water from wells at remote agricultural outposts, but now, solar panels may be popping up in place of these icons of the American West.

The College of Engineering and the Cooperative Extension Service are teaming up to show New Mexico's farmers and ranchers how they can use alternative energy in their business. Extension agents can now provide live demonstrations with a portable solar-powered water pump. Read More


2. NMSU Carlsbad leader selected as director of CEMRC
By Darrell J. Pehr

New Mexico State University Carlsbad President Russell Hardy is taking on the reins of a new challenge. Effective Jan. 1, 2012, Hardy will become director of the Carlsbad Environmental Monitoring & Research Center. In his new position, Hardy will lead the NMSU partnership with Los Alamos National Labs, Sandia National Laboratory and Washington TRU Solutions. Read More


3. NMSU researchers using 3D cameras to help prevent falls
By Melisa P. Danho

Ou Ma and Robert WoodWhen a young person falls he may suffer from embarrassment; when an older person falls, the consequences can be more serious than a bruised ego. To help identify those at risk for potentially serious falls, researchers at New Mexico State University are using a 3D motion capture system to analyze the gait of older adults. Read More


4. Engineering student receives NSF fellowship
By Linda Fresques

Gerardo MartinezGerardo Martinez, who graduated from NMSU with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering this past May, has received a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship—a merit-based, nationally competitive award.

“Gerardo has many shining points,” said Mechanical Engineering Professor Ou Ma, “Indeed, with the NSF graduate fellowship at hand—a $40,000 per year award for three years—he could go to any U.S. university to do graduate study. I am so happy that he chooses to stay in NMSU because he sees the real value of our school.” Read More


5. Engineering student wins global poster competition
By Linda Fresques

Ntengwa Mukosa, industrial engineering graduate student, won "Outstanding Poster" at the 2011 PACE Annual Forum at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver British Columbia, Canada. The forum, themed Collaborative Strategies to Address Global Challenges, was hosted by the University of British Columbia, July 27-29. Read More


6. NMSU event to help boost renewable energy in region
Sun-News report
Posted: 08/13/2011 12:15:24 AM MDT

Re-energize the AmericasNew Mexico State University's Re-Energize America energy conferences are the framework for a new multinational, multi-partner event called Re-Energize the Americas set to take place in October. Re-Energize the Americas will be the first regional conference to position the Paso del Norte Region as a global leader in sustainable energy. The conference will take place Oct. 26-27 at the Judson F. Williams Convention Center, 1 Civic Center Plaza in El Paso. Read More


7. NMSU's professor researching chemical solutions to creating metal oxide films
By Mark W. Cramer

Hongmei Luo Ongoing research at New Mexico State University, led by assistant professor Hongmei Luo, could lead to new ways to create metal oxide films.

Metal oxides are chemical compounds containing at least one oxygen atom as well as at least one metal element. They exhibit an amazing range of electronic, magnetic, optical and thermal properties that conventional metallic elements and semiconductors do not possess, such as colossal magnetoresistance (the ability to dramatically change their electrical resistance in the presence of a magnetic field), ferroelectricity (the ability to store a permanent electric field), high temperature superconductors (having exactly zero electrical resistance at temperatures greater than -405.4°F), and multiferroicity (exhibiting any type of long-range magnetic ordering, spontaneous electric polarization and/or ferroelasticity). Read More


8. Engineering entrepreneurship lecture series to begin

The Verge Fund Lecture Series in Innovation, Ventures and Entrepreneurship will begin its fall series with a lecture entitled, Path to Commercialization: TruTrouch Technology's innovative non-invasive biometric and intoxication alcohol detection devices. The lecture will be presented by Richard Gill, president and CEO of TruTouch Technologies. The lecture will be held Friday, October 7 at 3:30 pm in Thomas and Brown Hall Room 104. It is free and open to the public. Read More


9. College of Engineering Homecoming events announced

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12. Alumni News


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