Aggie Ingeniero, December 2015

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ArvizuEngineering students and alumni to be honored at graduation

Writer: Linda Fresques

Approximately 300 New Mexico State University engineering students will receive diplomas on December 12. Among the two who have earned special honors. They will be joined by two alumni who will also be recognized for their distinctive engineering careers. Continue Reading »

 NMSU Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Professor Ou Ma has been leading a team of students since 2009 to develop an algorithm to determine changes in inertia for in-orbit spacecraft.

NMSU engineer’s research getting closer to space

Writer: Linda Fresques

A research project led by New Mexico State University Professor Ou Ma that began in 2008 holds scientific, military and commercial promise for the growing use of satellites. The innovative technology aims to enable spacecraft to dock with satellites for rescue or servicing, thereby increasing the lifespan of these pricey crafts that can spin off and become space junk. Continue Reading »

brinesolutionsNMSU startup nets desalinization dollars for team

Writer: Jason Gibbs
Las Cruces Sun-News

You can have the best of plans, the best of products, the best of intentions. But in the business world, one fact overrides quality and innovation– exposure. The reality is, if you don’t get your product, plan or business venture before the public, you’ll flop. Continue Reading »

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. Continue Reading »

150 U.S. Students Named University Innovation Fellows by NSF-Funded Epicenter

Some 150 students from 52 U.S. higher education institutions have been named University Innovation Fellows by the National Center for Engineering Pathways to Innovation (Epicenter). Among them are five NMSU students have just completed training to join Epicenter’s University Innovation Fellows program: Taylor Burgett, electrical engineering graduate student; Joel Cazares, industrial engineering undergraduate; CJ Gershon, business undergraduate; Ryan Giblin, industrial engineering graduate student; and Sahar Qavi, chemical engineering graduate student. They join three NMSU students who were named fellows this past year. Continue Reading »

9_concreteNMSU’s 52nd Quality Concrete School set for January
Writer: Linda Fresques

New Mexico State University’s Engineering New Mexico Resource Network will start off the New Year with its 52nd Annual Samuel P. Maggard Quality Concrete School that includes workshops and lectures covering various concrete-related topics.  Continue Reading »

Brianna FreemanEngineering student named player of the week

New Mexico State junior forward Brianna Freeman was named the Western Athletic Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week after posting back-to-back double-doubles over the weekend to help keep the Aggies undefeated on the year at 6-0. Freeman is an electrical and computer engineering student. Continue Reading »

05/11/2011: Students hang out on the lawn near Garcia Hall (photo by Darren Phillips)NMSU named to the 50 most underrated colleges in America list for 2015

Writer: Tiffany Acosta
Hollywood loves the underdog – the little guy who triumphs over adversity against all odds. Business Insider is now applying the same idea to universities with its 50 most underrated colleges in America list, and New Mexico State University ranks 42nd on the list. Continue Reading »

 NMSU alumnus Travis Burkhard, left, of Sandia National Laboratories speaks with a student about internship opportunities during a career fair at Corbett Center on campus. (Photo by Darren Phillips)Employers sought for NMSU Career Services 11th annual career fair

New Mexico State University’s Career Services invites potential employers to attend its 11th annual Career Connections Fair on Feb. 2-3 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the third floor ballrooms of the Corbett Center Student Union. The event is co-sponsored by the College of Engineering. Continue Reading »

NMSU graduates integral in U.S. manned spaceflights

Writer: Jason Gibbs
Las Cruces Sun-News

New Mexico took center stage at the International Symposium for Personal and Commercial Spaceflight. The 11th two-day gathering of aerospace industry leaders took place at the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum. Among the event’s keynote speakers were two New Mexico State University engineering graduates who, along with a representative of SpaceX, are tasked with returning American astronauts to the International Space Station, launching from and returning to U.S. soil. Continue Reading »

Robots inspire young students: Program promotes engineering field

Writer: Rory McClannahan
Mountain View Telegraph, MoriartyMost 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. Casteneda is a year away from earning a civil engineering degree from New Mexico State University. Continue Reading »

02/18/2015: NMSU students and U.S. military veterans Heather Drake and Josh Dunne. (Photo by Darren Phillips)NMSU selected as a top military-friendly university

WRITER: Tiffany AcostaNew Mexico State University has been named as a top military-friendly school for 2016 by Victory Media, publishers of G.I. Jobs, STEM Jobs and Military Spouse. Continue Reading »