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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 receives NSF cyber infrastructure award to train local high school students

New Mexico State University is one of only 12 universities in the country to receive a cyber infrastructure training grant from the National Science Foundation. The award, worth more than $460,000, will help local high school students gain experience on how information technology is integrated into various disciplines to help them be better informed and skilled when they choose a career.

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U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) 2018 Summer Research Team Program for Minority Serving Institutions

Now accepting applications for:  U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) 2018 Summer Research Team Program for Minority Serving Institutions The purpose of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Summer Research Team (SRT) Program is to increase and enhance the scientific leadership at Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) in research areas that support the mission and goals…
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NMSU Carlsbad environmental monitoring facility allays public concerns

Over the past 26 years, the scientists and lab technicians at New Mexico State University’s Carlsbad Environmental Monitoring and Research Center have been monitoring the air, soil, water and people residing in the area surrounding the Department of Energy Waste Isolation Pilot Plant.

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NMSU ranks No. 1 in nation in science, engineering funding for minority-serving institutions

New Mexico State University ranks first in the country for federal obligations for science and engineering activities for minority-serving institutions according to a report from the National Science Foundation’s National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics.

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NMSU team to live-stream eclipse footage as part of NASA national Eclipse Ballooning Project

A team of students and faculty from the New Mexico Space Grant Consortium at New Mexico State University will launch a high-altitude balloon on Monday, Aug. 21 as part of a nationwide, NASA-sponsored project to live-stream aerial video footage of the “Great American Eclipse.”

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The exciting future of wastewater

     

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NMSU to host WERC Environmental Design Contest, returns to competition

After a seven-year hiatus, New Mexico State University will have a student team compete in the 27th annual WERC Environmental Design Contest Sunday, April 2, to Wednesday, April 5, at the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum in Las Cruces.

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NMSU project uses satellite technology to evaluate southern New Mexico water resources

Tiffany Acosta Zohrab Samani, a New Mexico State University civil engineering professor, and his graduate student Pooneh Pahlevani are leading a research project examining water accessibility in southern New Mexico. The goal of the project, “Evaluating water budget for the Mesilla Bolson Aquifer,” is to develop a hydrologic model that can predict future water storage…
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