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Freese and Nichols expands El Paso team with two key water resources engineers

EL PASO, Texas – June 22, 2017 – Freese and Nichols, Inc. announces that water resources engineers Brad Kirksey, P.E., and Keeley Kirksey, P.E., have relocated to El Paso to join the firm’s growing team. Their expertise in dams and levees, water resources planning, and water and wastewater utilities will strengthen Freese and Nichols’ services…
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Jett family donation benefits NMSU College of Engineering scholarships

WRITER: Tiffany Acosta As the daughter of one of the most beloved former deans in the College of Engineering at New Mexico State University, Dorothy Jett Barr knew she wanted to give back to the university loved by her father, Daniel Boone Jett. Following the sale of the Jett family home at 935 N. Main…
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NMSU College of Engineering motivates teachers, students at trainings, summer camps

School is out for the summer but both teachers and students are spending time at New Mexico State University and the College of Engineering.

This month, the college is hosting two core training sessions of Project Lead The Way, which is a leading provider in education curricular programs of science, technology, engineering and mathematics utilized nationally in both middle and high schools. Since 2006, the Engineering New Mexico Resource Network in the College of Engineering has served as the New Mexico Project Lead the Way Affiliate.

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Stidworthy promoted by Bohannan Huston

Bruce Stidworthy Bruce Stidworthy, PE, LEED AP, has been promoted by Bohannan Huston Inc. to president and CEO. Stidworthy has been with the company for 22 years and has served as a leader in the community development and planning group, the executive committee, and the board of directors. He has a bachelor’s degree in civil…
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In Memoriam: James “Jim” Lester Boykin, BS ME and EE

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Daniels Fund Boundless Opportunity Scholarships help non-traditional NMSU students

WRITER: Tiffany Acosta After spending eight years in the U.S. Army, Danielle Bustos wasn’t sure what the next step in her life would be. With a little help from a local surveying engineer in her hometown, the 29-year-old discovered a profession. Following her military service that included a 2010 deployment, Bustos returned home to Chimayo,…
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Grateful NMSU alumnus pays it forward with engineering endowed scholarship

WRITER: Tiffany Acosta Growing up in rural Kansas, Richard Aldridge knew he didn’t want to be a rancher or a farmer. So, after high school, he traded in the cold winters on the family ranch for New Mexico State University and sunny days in Las Cruces in 1961. “I enjoyed math and science in high…
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NMSU entrepreneur teams win seed funding through LAUNCH competition

WRITER: Amanda Bradford Two technology entrepreneurs were awarded substantial seed funding and other long-term support from New Mexico State University’s entrepreneurship and innovation hub, Arrowhead Center, during its annual LAUNCH competition, which wrapped up with a reception last week. Now in its sixth year, LAUNCH is a four-month proof-of-concept program in which the commercial potential…
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Howard University Professor and Chair Dr. Nadir Yilmaz Named SAE International Fellow

WARRENDALE, Pa. (May 8, 2017) – SAE International announced that Professor Nadir Yilmaz was elected as a 2016-2017 SAE Fellow. Dr. Yilmaz was one of 23 Fellow inductees recognized during ceremonies at the WCX 17: SAE World Congress Experience in Detroit, Michigan. The highest grade of membership, SAE Fellow recognizes and honors long-term members who…
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Female engineer and rocket scientist honored

BY MARÍA G. ORTIZ-BRIONES mortizbriones@vidaenelvalle.com SACRAMENTO  When Sylvia Acevedo was a young girl, she had an epiphany that made her realized that science was just like cooking. “I had a big aha moment when I realized when you cook, you put ingredients together, you mixed them all up, and put heat to them, and that…
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