Aggie Ingeniero, November 2015

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November 2015


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10/16/2015: NMSU chemical engineering professor Jessica Houston, left, and NMSU biochemistry professor Kevin Houston demonstrate how they use their custom-built flow cytometer to evaluate cancer cell cultures. Jessica Houston and her research team developed the flow cytometer in her lab, which in turn is used by Kevin Houston to conduct research in his cancer cell biochemistry lab. (Photo by Darren Phillips)

NMSU cancer researchers collaborate for a cure

Writer: Dana Beasley

Since their arrival to New Mexico State University in 2009, Kevin and Jessica P. Houston’s investigations into cancer research have developed into a multidisciplinary partnership, coupling cancer biology with engineering for this husband and wife team.  â€śWe are very passionate about cancer research,” said Kevin Houston, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry in the College of Arts and Sciences. “Cancer research is the focus of not only our collaboration, but most of our work at NMSU.”  Continue Reading »

New Mexico State University students in the College of Engineering’s Freshman Year Experience course work on a pulley-system project outside of Jett Hall and Goddard Hall. (NMSU photo by Elizabeth Howard) NOV15

NMSU’s Engineering Freshman Year Experience improves retention

Writer: Tiffany Acosta

After implementing the Freshman Year Experience program in the College of Engineering in fall 2014, New Mexico State University has dramatically increased the number of students retained as sophomores in the college. Continue Reading »

New endowed scholarship will support NMSU civil engineering students

Writer: Charlotte Tallman

The NMSU Foundation announced that Bud and Sharon Waters of Kaneohe, Hawaii, have created the JB Waters Endowed Scholarship for the Civil Engineering Department in the College of Engineering at New Mexico State University. JB “Bud” Waters is a 1973 civil engineering graduate of NMSU. Continue Reading »

NMSU engineering alumnus Caleb Sokoll (Photo Courtesy of Sandia National Laboratories) AUG15

Rising above

Writers: Tiffany Acosta and Darrell J. Pehr

Caleb Sokoll ’14 credits the mentors in his life — including the faculty of New Mexico State University’s College of Engineering — with helping him overcome early challenges and begin a promising career. Caleb Sokoll ’14 credits the mentors in his life — including the faculty of New Mexico State University’s College of Engineering — with helping him overcome early challenges and begin a promising career.  Continue Reading »

Mexican Students Complete Innovative Internship Program at NMSU’s Arrowhead Center

Writer: Adriana M. Chavez

Twenty-two students from Mexico have completed an innovative internship program allowing them to hone their business skills while completing coursework that will prepare them to continue their studies at New Mexico State University. Continue Reading »

10/30/2015: Stephanie Armitage (Photo by Darren Phillips)

Armitage is new assistant dean for development in NMSU College of Engineering

Writer: Amanda Bradford

New Mexico State University has selected Stephanie Armitage of Las Cruces as the College of Engineering’s new assistant dean of development and alumni.  Interim Engineering Dean Steven Stochaj said Armitage brings valuable skills to the important relationship-building role, in which she will lead fundraising, donor stewardship and alumni relations for the college.  Continue Reading »

PSL Interim Deputy Director Henry Cathey

NMSU’s Physical Science Laboratory Flight Test Center provides testing for state, nation

Writer:  Tiffany Acosta

Established in 2007, the New Mexico State University Physical Science Laboratory’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems Flight Test Center is the first of its kind. In the last eight years, NMSU’s UAS FTC has become the most accomplished and most experienced Federal Aviation Administration-approved UAS test facility in the country.  Continue Reading »

09/25/2015: NMSU civil engineering professor Paola Bandini, right, works in her laboratory with graduate students Hend Hussien Al-Shatnawi, left, and Rachelle Mason. (Photo by Darren Phillips)

NMSU researchers work to solve infrastructure challenges, members of new Engineering Research Center

Writer: Tiffany Acosta

In August, New Mexico State University was announced as one of four universities in a new National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center to develop advances in geotechnical engineering that will provide solutions to some of the world’s biggest infrastructure development and environmental challenges.  Continue Reading »

California high-speed rail project engineers (Photo courtesy of the California High-Speed Rail Authority) AUG15

On the FAST track

Writer: Tiffany Acosta

The interstate highway system revolutionized travel in the United States in the 1950s, allowing people and cargo to reach their destinations far more efficiently than ever before. Now, more than 60 years later, three New Mexico State University alums are working on a project to help change the face of travel in the country once again.  Continue Reading »

NMSU Missile Flight ExperienceStudents experience missile launch

On October 2, a group of NMSU engineering students took part in the White Sands Missile Range Missile Flight Experience. Jesse Wells, Principal Quality Engineer, was their host.

The Missile Flight Experience gives engineering students of all disciplines the opportunity to see real world Engineering. 

“I’m not a NMSU alum, I’m actually a UTEP alum,” said Wells. “However, working in the area and being a Las Cruces native, we are proud to give NMSU engineering students the chance to see all the different opportunities a student has to make a real difference in the world.

  The students witnessed a Patriot Missile Flight Test and had the opportunity to speak with engineers from Raytheon and the U.S. government. “They saw the interaction of disciplines and the importance of interdependencies of these disciplines,” said Wells.