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NMSU civil engineers design one-of-a-kind award-winning bridge

WRITER: Linda Fresques The two-lane bridge on NM 186 crossing the La Union Canal in Anthony, New Mexico, may not look any different than other bridges. Yet NM Bridge No. 9706, built this past spring is, in fact, a very unique structure that recently earned New Mexico State University civil engineering Associate Professor Brad Weldon…
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NMSU engineer works to make next-generation mobile technology a reality

The number of wireless devices connected to mobile networks is estimated to be three times the size of the global population by the year 2020. Smartphone traffic will exceed PC traffic. Global Internet traffic in 2020 is anticipated to be 95 times the volume of the entire global Internet in 2005. Some 250 million vehicles will be connected to the Internet and there will be 27 billion machines communicating with one another.

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NMSU mechanical, aerospace department head receives National Science Foundation award

WRITER: Tiffany Acosta Ruey-Hung Chen, mechanical and aerospace engineering department head in New Mexico State University’s College of Engineering, has received a National Science Foundation award for $352,524.  His three-year project, “Study of evaporation, micro-explosion, and combustion of nanofluid fuel droplets,” began in August. “I am very glad to receive the funding from NSF,” said Chen,…
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Involving NMSU freshmen in engineering research increases retention

Launching a high-altitude balloon to 100,000 feet or remotely carrying out a complex heat transfer experiment in a sounding rocket may sound daunting, but professors in the College of Engineering at New Mexico State University have found that involving freshmen in these types of research projects early in their academic careers have kept students interested…
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Mechanical and aerospace engineering professor recognized for teaching

Writer: Linda Fresques Andreas Gross, assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, received the Patricia Christmore Faculty Teaching Award during the NMSU Convocation ceremony on Aug. 22. Named for Patricia Christmore, former accounting department head, this annual award recognizes and rewards superb junior tenure-track faculty members for excellence in teaching. “Dr. Gross…
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Engineering faculty research activities lauded

Writer: Linda Fresques The New Mexico State University Research Council Award for Exceptional Achievements in Creative Scholarly Activity awarded several College of Engineering faculty members in August at the fall 2017 Convocation. “We are all very proud of our engineering faculty and the caliber of technical research being conducted in the college’s research centers and laboratories.  The…
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Kenny Stevens receives Westhafer Award

Kenny Stevens receives Westhafer Award Writer: Linda Fresques Engineering Technology Professor Kenny Stevens received the Westhafer Award recognizing his excellence in teaching during the fall 2017 New Mexico State University Convocation. The Westhafer is presented in memory of Robert L. Westhafer, professor in the Department of Mathematics from 1946 to 1957. It is given in…
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NMSU honors 11 faculty during convocation ceremony

New Mexico State University Chancellor Garrey Carruthers, fifth from right, Provost Dan Howard, second from left, Presidential Medallion recipient Don Kidd and his wife Sarrah, both at center, join faculty members for a group photo following the 2017 Fall Convocation ceremony at the Atkinson Recital Hall. Awardees include, left to right, Kenneth Carroll, Catherine Brewer,…
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Engineering professor’s photo exhibit to be on display at New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum

NMSU civil engineering professor Nirmala Khandan’s photos will be featured in the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum arts corridor from Aug. 18 through Dec. 3. The opening reception, which is free to the public and includes refreshments, is from 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 24. The show features 32 images by the Las…
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NMSU physics professor receives prestigious fellowship

The head of New Mexico State University’s physics department was recently named a fellow of a prestigious interdisciplinary applied science society.

Stefan Zollner, a physics professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, is being recognized by AVS (American Vacuum Society) Science and Technology of Materials, Interfaces, and Processing for his outstanding scientific and technical contributions over the past 10 years.

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