Aggie Ingeniero, December 2017




In preparation for our accreditation visits in 2018, our departments are actively compiling their periodic assessment data.  These self-assessments are moments of opportunity to examine the relevance of our programs in terms of their ability to address regional workforce needs and the evolving engineering landscape. NMSU, like most other engineering colleges in the U.S., uses traditional nomenclature to characterize its programs, for example civil, mechanical and electrical engineering, etc. This time-tested nomenclature serves most practical purposes; however, it fails to make visible research and teaching activities at the interfaces of these departments conducted by faculty clusters sharing common interests.  Examples are advanced manufacturing, software engineering, energy engineering, aerospace engineering, water resources, etc.  We have just begun a concerted set of efforts to delineate our strengths not readily visible through the names of our departments.  Our goal, through these efforts, is to bring enhanced visibility to these programs and to identify the possibility of making faculty appointments in multiple departments through affiliated or joint faculty status.  I look forward to sharing our progress on these efforts in a subsequent newsletter. 

Lakshmi N. Reddi
Dean, College of Engineering





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WRITER: Tiffany Acosta

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NMSU Career Services accepting employers for 13th annual career fair

WRITER: Tiffany Acosta

Employers interested in attending the 13th annual Career Connections Fair Jan. 30-31 at New Mexico State University can register with NMSU’s Career Services. The two-day event will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Corbett Center Student Union third floor ballrooms.

On Jan. 30, Career Connections will focus on majors in the colleges of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences, Arts and Sciences, Business, Education (non-teaching) and Health and Social Services. The College of Engineering is co-sponsoring the event on Jan. 31, which will highlight majors in computer science, engineering, life/physical sciences, mathematics and technology. Career Connections is free and open to NMSU students, alumni and community members.