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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.

Dehghan Niri is the principal investigator on the research project that will focus on creating a bio-inspired robot – the Lizard-inspired Tube Inspector – to inspect tubular structures for cracking and corrosion in coal power plants.

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Engineer, Lawyer: Distinguished alumna Dion Messer made the best of her education

Dion Messer, electrical engineering, was honored as Distinguished Alumna at homecoming celebrations in early October.  She addressed scholarship donors and scholarship recipients at the 26th Annual College of Engineering Scholarship Breakfast.

The advice I would give current students at NMSU is to take the fullest advantage you can of the excellent education you are receiving. This is your time to absorb it all. When you leave NMSU, you’ll leave with a foundation upon which to make a career and a profession,” said Messer. “Remember to be kind, to be generous and to never burn bridges because you just don’t know what life holds.”

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