Aggie Ingeniero, November 2019




With the rapid pace of advancements in engineering, traditional disciplines such as civil, mechanical, electrical and chemical engineering have evolved to encompass specialties that interface across the disciplines. Our engineering programs are named for these traditional disciplines; however, they no longer adequately reflect new opportunities for engineering education and engineering employment. Our faculty members are engaged in scholarly work that involve interdisciplinary areas of expertise. We are closely examining the inventory of our faculty expertise and interests to identify and facilitate growth in engineering fields that span interdepartmental areas. We are investing program leaders, with the help of our industry partners, to develop these programs and increase their visibility to both students and potential employers. Our aerospace, advanced manufacturing, energy and water programs already enjoy well-developed research and educational programs. They will be made even better and more relevant to the needs of employers through the expansion of formal curriculum development, resource sharing and faculty collaborations. Our administration fully supports this effort and I am looking forward to some exciting new developments in the College of Engineering in the near future.

Lakshmi N. Reddi

Engineers honored during homecoming

New Mexico State University honored three engineering alumni during 2019 Homecoming festivities in October. Read More>>   College of Engineering Homecoming Video


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NMSU researchers, EBID develop metrics for water-resource management, sustainability

Researchers from New Mexico State University, working in collaboration with the Elephant Butte Irrigation District, have determined that groundwater resilience can be quantified on a basin scale and have developed metrics to support integrated water-resource management and sustainability. Read more >>





NMSU engineering professor helps organize international forum in South Africa

Before the fall 2019 semester at New Mexico State University began, Abdessattar Abdelkefi, assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, traveled almost 10,000 miles to discuss solutions to global challenges with students and researchers at the U.S.-Africa Forum on Nanotechnology Convergence for Sustainable Energy, Water and Environment. Read more >>





NSF awards NMSU $5 million for Phase II of smart grid research

Writer: Minerva Baumann

The National Science Foundation recently awarded New Mexico State University a second $5 million dollar grant to fund Phase II of collaborative smart grid research. The grant will help researchers build on success of the program over the past five years, which resulted in publication of 450 peer-reviewed papers. The award through the NSF’s Center for Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST) seeks to strengthen and improve the efficiency, effectiveness and sustainability of the electric energy grid by addressing infrastructure challenges, security issues and working to create a highly trained and flexible workforce to support the future of the industry. Read more »




NM Space Grant at NMSU has storied legacy, looking to next 30 years

Alan Hale was among the earliest astronomy students at New Mexico State University to receive a fellowship from the New Mexico Space Grant Consortium (NMSGC). With support from the Space Grant program, Hale earned his doctorate in astronomy in 1992. Just three years later, he gained fame with the discovery of the comet that bears his name – Hale-Bopp. Read more »