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NMSU engineering professor receives Department of Energy grant

New Mexico State University Department of Civil Engineering Assistant Professor Ehsan Dehghan Niri has received a United States Department of Energy grant. This is a three-year award for $400,000 and is a collaboration with Arizona State University.

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$20 million NSF grant for SMART Grid Center builds on NMSU research

WRITER: Minerva Baumann The grant will expand this research to include scientists across the state. The National Science Foundation recently announced the five-year grant for New Mexico’s SMART Grid Center under its Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR). The research program seeks to transform existing electricity distribution feeders into interconnected microgrids and will utilize…
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NMSU engineers’ research focused on protecting government computer systems

At a time when security is a concern for everyone, it is a top priority for our government. A group of New Mexico State University engineering researchers is working with Sandia National Laboratories to ensure the integrated circuits they develop are protected by devising a scheme that will continuously monitor their operation. If abnormal behavior is detected, the NMSU security scheme will shut the circuit down before anything malicious occurs.

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New program encourages faculty, student research collaborations at NMSU

DATE: 06/18/2018 WRITER: Tiffany Acosta, 575-646-3929, tfrank@nmsu.edu CONTACT: Jim Kroger, 575-646-2243, jkroger@nmsu.edu CONTACT: Abdessattar Abdelkefi, 575-646-6546, abdu@nmsu.edu Giving New Mexico State University undergraduate students an opportunity to collaborate with faculty on research projects was the inspiration for the newly created Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Program. In its first year, the program established 16 collaborations during the…
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NMSU named to top 20 among 2017-2018 Best Online Colleges

DATE: 04/10/2018 WRITER: Melissa R. Rutter, 575-646-4211, mrrutter@nmsu.edu CONTACT: Greg Fant , 575-646-2127, gfant@nmsu.edu New Mexico State University has been ranked in the top 20 as one of the most affordable online universities according to College Choice. With 50 universities nationwide being recognized, NMSU ranked 19th and is the only university in the Southwest to…
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Special Research Edition of Panorama

This special Research Edition of Panorama, formerly known as the Research & Resources Magazine, will be one of three NMSU alumni and friends magazines that you will receive throughout the year highlighting NMSU’s greatest accomplishments and most fascinating stories. A Student Research Tradition For 22 years, NMSU has inspired undergraduate research The research is highly…
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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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All-girl engineer team solving space station water problem

Author: Diana Alba Soular, Las Cruces Sun-News Published: 9:17 AM EDT April 12, 2018 Updated: 11:17 AM EDT April 12, 2018 Lacyn Touchard, an environmental engineering student from Louisiana State University along with her team, practices what they will be saying to judges as they present their system for direct potable water reuse at the…
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NMSU team tackles issue facing space station

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Chemical engineering senior finds passion for research at NMSU

During an advising session as a freshman at New Mexico State University, Norann Calhoun received a flyer for the New Mexico Space Grant Consortium. She started attending meetings for the program in fall 2014, and she will graduate in May with not only a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering but also with four years of experience as a student researcher.

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