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Robots inspire young students

Program promotes engineering field Rory McClannahan Mountain View Telegraph, Moriarty Sept. 24, 2015 Most middle-school students only have an inkling of what they might want to do when they grow up. Wyatt Castenada says he always wanted to be an engineer. The 2013 Moriarty High School graduate is well on his way toward doing that….
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NMSU’s mentorship opportunities, lower cost help students earn top tier education

WRITER: Tiffany Acosta For Rose Perea, a Las Cruces native and daughter of a New Mexico State University employee, NMSU was not only like a second home, it was an open door to a life where she had the opportunity to reach her full potential. “NMSU was a natural choice for me and felt like…
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NMSU joins Giving Tuesday movement to build scholarships

New Mexico State University has joined Giving Tuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Occurring this year on Dec. 1, Giving Tuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving in the U.S. to kick off the holiday giving season and inspire people to collaborate on improving their local communities and to give back in impactful ways to the charities and causes they support.

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NMSU TRiO Student Support Services Program receives $1.1 million in funding

The U.S. Department of Education has recently awarded a five-year grant for $1.1 million to the New Mexico State University TRiO Student Support Services Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics and STEM Health Services Program to serve 120 students each year.

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White House touts NMSU program as ‘Bright Spot in Hispanic Education’

New Mexico State University’s College Migrant Assistance Program (CAMP) was named one of the country’s “Bright Spots in Hispanic Education.” More than 230 programs and organizations are now listed online in the national catalog that recognizes their commitment to narrowing the Latino achievement gap.

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NMSU joins initiative to retain STEM students through innovative orientation activities

As this academic year begins, New Mexico State University is among 20 higher education institutions welcoming incoming students in a unique way as part of a national science, technology, engineering and mathematics initiative called #uifresh (University Innovation Freshmen). Through this initiative, participating institutions are exposing incoming freshmen to design thinking, entrepreneurship, and innovation in order to attract and retain more students in STEM disciplines.

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NMSU and Howard University team up to broaden participation in engineering

Nearly 60 students transferring into the engineering programs at New Mexico State University and Howard University this fall semester received an extra boost to help them with the transition and become successful engineering students. They were participants in a National Science Foundation-funded Breaking New Ground program led by engineering faculty at the respective universities.

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School of Rock CEO and NMSU grad has advice for women in business

How Dzana Homan ended up as the CEO of the music education franchise program School of Rock is almost as nonlinear as how she ended up studying in at New Mexico State University.

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NMSU Regents approve changing required credits for bachelor’s degrees from 128 to 120

During their regular meeting Tuesday, the New Mexico State University Board of Regents approved changing the number of credits required for a bachelor’s degree from the university from 128 to 120. The move better aligns NMSU with other universities across the country.

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NMSU robotics camps challenge middle- and high-school students

The Engineering New Mexico Resource Network, part of the College of Engineering, hosted two beginning camps and an advanced camp that provided a more in-depth look at the engineering design process and programming skills.

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