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New Mexico MESA high school team repeats as national champion

PHILADELPHIA – New Mexico MESA students from Deming High School are celebrating another huge accomplishment. At the 2017 MESA USA National Engineering Design Competition held in Philadelphia, the Deming High School team beat thousands of students and again won first place honors on June 23.

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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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NM MESA teams advance to national engineering design competition

ALBUQUERQUE, NM:  New Mexico Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) hosted more tahn 335 students from MESA schools for the New Mexico MESA Day Engineering Design Qualifying Competition, at the University of New Mexico campus March 17-18. Student teams competed in several categories. The 2017 winners are Chaparral Middle School, from Chaparral, and Deming High School,…
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NMSU hosts VEX Robotics state competition, eight teams advance to Worlds

Of the 45 teams and more than 400 students that competed in the fourth annual New Mexico VEX Robotics State Championship, March 4, eight teams qualified for the national competition, VEX Worlds 2017 to be held in Louisville, Kentucky, April 19-22.

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NMSU PREP Academy accepting applications

WRITER: Tracey O’Neil The New Mexico State University Engineering New Mexico Resource Network is accepting applications for the 2017 PREP Middle and High School Academies. PREP is a summer residential camp that provides diverse, high-achieving middle and high school students the chance to explore science, technology, engineering and mathematics careers. PREP Middle School Academy will…
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Local high school students learn from Aggie Innovators at NMSU

The Engineering New Mexico Resource Network in New Mexico State University’s College of Engineering partnered with the Las Cruces Public Schools EXCEL program to host five high school students during the fall 2016 semester. The EXCEL students spent the term working in the Aggie Innovation Space learning about innovation, entrepreneurship and the engineering design process.

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Robotics Competition Bets the Farm

Middle- and high-school teams from throughout the state and El Paso gathered last weekend for the NM BEST (Boosting Engineering, Science and Technology) Robotics competition at New Mexico State University. There’s no doubt that all 450 plus of them had fun at the raucous event. Whether they know it or not, they are learning skills that could someday lead to rewarding career fields.

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NMSU College of Engineering receives National Science Foundation INCLUDES grant

WRITER: Tiffany Acosta, 575-646-3929, tfrank@nmsu.edu The New Mexico State University College of Engineering has been awarded a National Science Foundation INCLUDES grant. Steven Stochaj, professor in the Klipsch School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, is leading the project, “Enhancing the New Mexico STEM Pipeline-Design and Development Launch Pilot,” as principal investigator. Patricia Sullivan, associate dean…
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NMSU receives Gold Certification from international engineering organization

Less than a year after receiving silver certification, New Mexico State University has been made a Gold Certified Program by The Partners for the Advancement of Collaborative Engineering Education (PACE), the first university in the U.S. to receive such recognition.

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Sylvia Acevedo Named Interim CEO Of Girl Scouts Of The USA

ANNA MARIA CHÁVEZ TO RETURN TO PUBLIC SERVICE NEW YORK, June 15, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ –Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) today announced that Sylvia Acevedo, a member of the organization’s National Board of Directors and longtime advocate for Hispanic, girls’, and women’s causes, has been appointed interim chief executive officer. She succeeds Anna Maria Chávez,…
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