Aggie Ingeniero, September 2019





The campus is full again and students and faculty are making the corridors of our buildings live again with all types of creative conversations. I’ve been particularly looking forward to welcoming our faculty and staff to this academic year because I have great news to share. We received final notification last week that all of our programs received full accreditation. Congratulations to our leadership team, and in particular to our Ex-Associate Dean Sonya Cooper, for a job well done. Alumni giving has increased by 42 percent, as measured by the number of first time donors of more than $10K. FY 2019 research expenditures are 27 percent higher than in FY 2018. New funding awarded in FY 2019 is 52 percent higher. More importantly, several large-scale and group efforts are in the pipeline, making the next few years look very promising. Our faculty members across all departments have stepped up to increase our research productivity. The college has received funding for a major million-dollar endowed college-level chair and another is in progress. We have new members in our leadership team, which include Dr. Tony Garcia, Associate Dean of Academics, and we’re welcoming six new faculty members.

This is indeed a great time to be at NMSU Engineering.


Lakshmi N. Reddi
Dean, College of Engineering


College of Engineering programs receive renewed accreditation

The College of Engineering at New Mexico State University has just received reaccreditation for bachelor’s degree programs in civil engineering, electrical and computer engineering, chemical and materials engineering, industrial engineering and mechanical and aerospace engineering by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, the global accreditor of college and university programs in applied and natural science, computing, engineering and engineering technology. Read More >>

NMSU receives national geomatics, surveying education grand prize


Aggies Without Limits builds water system for Guatemalan town

A community of 350 people in Guatemala now have secured access to water with the help of New Mexico State University Aggies Without Limits, which funded, designed and built a potable water system. Consisting of a reservoir tank, pipelines and tap stands, the system distributes water to 55 families in the Mayan village of San Jose Lote 19, in the northwestern part of the country. Read more »


New engineering associate dean of academics joins NMSU

Antonio García, newly appointed associate dean of academics for the College of Engineering at New Mexico State University, brings more than 30 years of experience in academia with him, and the desire to do something to benefit the greater good. García comes from Arizona State University where he launched his academic career as an assistant professor in chemical and bioengineering in 1989. Read More >>


Engineering professor awarded over $300k NSF grant for advanced water treatment


With limited water resources posing a challenge for citizens around the globe, Reza Foudazi, a chemical and materials engineering assistant professor at New Mexico State University, is working on a project involving new methods for advanced water treatment. He has received a three-year, nearly $315,000 grant from the National Science Foundation for his project, “Stimuli-responsive membranes from mesophase templating.” Read More >>


NMSU engineer using smartphone sensing to identify falls risk

Writer: Linda Fresques


A New Mexico State University engineer is exploring one of the fastest emerging fields as a means to predict and prevent a pervasive problem. Phillip De Leon, associate dean of research for the College of Engineering and professor of electrical and computer engineering, and recently graduated doctoral student Matthew Martinez are using artificial intelligence and deep learning to help predict a person’s risk of falling. Read More >>


Thomas Klein to lead Carlsbad Environmental Monitoring and Research Center

Thomas M. Klein was recently named director of the Carlsbad Environmental Monitoring and Research Center, administered by the New Mexico State University College of Engineering. Klein will lead collaboration among Los Alamos National Laboratory, the College of Engineering, the Nuclear Waste Partnership and Sandia National Laboratories in this internationally-recognized research facility. Read more »


Tau Beta Pi Names McDonald Mentor Honoree

Tau Beta Pi, The Engineering Honor Society, has named its 14th McDonald Mentor. The award celebrates excellence in mentoring and advising among Tau Beta Pi educators and engineers who consistently support the personal and professional development of their students and colleagues. Martha C. Mitchell, professor in the department of chemical and materials engineering at New Mexico State University is the 2019 Tau Beta Pi-McDonald Mentor and will be honored in October at the 114th annual Convention in Columbus, Ohio. Read more »