Author Archives: Linda Fresques

Civil engineer developing methods to monitor aging infrastructure

Writer: Linda Fresques It was a national tragedy that inspired New Mexico State University Civil Engineering Assistant Professor Ehsan Dehghan-Niri to pursue a quest to make the world a safer place by means of his field of study in advanced nondestructive evaluation (NDE/NDT) and structural health monitoring (SHM). While he was an undergraduate student in…
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Vogue: The Women of NASA

March 8, 2017 By Robert Sullivan Photographed by Jonas Bendiksen https://www.vogue.com/projects/13528185/american-women-nasa-kennedy-space-center-female-nasa-programmers-employees/   Kathy Lueders, program manager, Commercial Crew Program. In college, she studied business. “I wanted to work on Wall Street, but then in my senior year I wanted to switch to my roommate’s major, engineering.” After getting married and having kids, she decided to…
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A river of research

Nagamany Nirmalakhandan, professor of civil engineering at New Mexico State University, was named as the first holder of the Ed and Harold Foreman Endowed Chair in Civil Engineering in 2011. In 2016, this prolific researcher and esteemed teacher received a renewal of that five-year honor, making him the only holder of the chair.

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NMSU civil engineer wins national leadership fellowship for water research

WRITER: Linda Fresques Environmental Engineering Associate Professor Pei Xu has been at New Mexico State University for just five years, but she is already earning accolades in the national arena for her research on the development of alternative water supplies. In late February, Xu was named an American Association for the Advancement of Science Alan…
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Univ of TN: NSF REU summer research program in computational sciences for undergraduate students

Program:   The Research Experiences in Computational Science, Engineering, and Mathematics (RECSEM) NSF REU site program directs a group of ten undergraduate students to explore the emergent interdisciplinary computational science models and techniques via a number of cohesive compute and data intensive applications. The RECSEM program complements the growing importance of computational sciences in many…
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2018 Summer NSF REU Program in micro/nanotechnology and additive manufacturing

       

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Las Cruces Utilities Collaboration leads to Algae Breakthroughs

By Cassie MccCure and Suzanne Michaels   Over the past decade, New Mexico State University (NMSU) College of Engineering Professor Nagamany Nirmalakhandan (known as Dr. Khandan) has investigated how algae – yes, that simple green stuff that grows in stagnant water – removes contaminants from wastewater. The specific microalgae used by Dr. Khandan and his…
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Professional Aerospace Contractors Association presents gift to engineering

Ronald Unruh (right), BFI officer of the Board of Directors for the  Professional Aerospace Contractors Association of New Mexico, presented Sarah Babins and Mark Gladden from the NMSU Founcation with a generous $15,000 gift for the College of Engineering The Professional Aerospace Contractors Association (PACA) of New Mexico was founded in 1984 to promote a healthy…
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New Mexico Space Grant Consortium awards $65 thousand to engineering students

The New Mexico Space Grant Consortium at New Mexico State University on Dec. 1 awarded eight New Mexico State University College of Engineering students with research scholarships/fellowships for the spring 2018 and fall 2018 semesters totaling $65,000. Students receiving scholarships include: Samantha Ceballes, senior, was awarded $10,000 for her research titled “The Modeling and Applications of…
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