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NMSU chemical, materials engineering professor receives $1.1 million grant

Jessica Houston, New Mexico State University Chemical and Materials Engineering associate professor, has been awarded a four-year, $1.1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s General Medical Sciences. Her project will provide support for both graduate and undergraduate students to conduct biomedical research

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NMSU’s College of Engineering helps regional grocers implement sustainable practices

Grocers in southern New Mexico have the opportunity to generate operational savings and increased revenue through a United States Department of Agriculture-funded sustainability initiative. Led by the New Mexico State University Engineering New Mexico Resource Network, part of the College of Engineering, and Manomet, a Massachusetts-based nonprofit, grocers can begin the path toward earning an environmental certification designed to help them reduce their environmental footprint.

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In Memoriam: Michael Winchester

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NMSU students view water system’s inner workings

The sun is setting, but New Mexico State University (NMSU) engineering students learn that the need for water flowing to customers continues through the night. For those students, a trip to Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) demonstrates clearly that the water system must be up and running 24 hours a day.

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Phil Burgess: Satisfying retirement scenarios often reflect lifelong interests

I’ve known Bill Lesko for more than two decades. But not really, I discovered. Last week I found out why: Lesko and his partner, Martha Fox, a retired elementary school math teacher, are always on the go.

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State’s water supply strained

On the downstream side of Elephant Butte Dam, the Bureau Reclamation employees navigate a stairwell above the Rio Grande, passing scat from the ring-tailed cats that like to hang out here and enter through a door into the 300-foot tall concrete dam.

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NMSU engineering extension programs assist New Mexico businesses

Date: 12/19/2018 Writer: Lauren Goldstein, 575-646-5069, poet@ad.nmsu.edu The College of Engineering at New Mexico State University is expanding its reach to New Mexico manufacturers, small business owners and industry with pollution prevention and energy efficiency engineering extension services offered under the Engineering New Mexico Resource Network. As the college’s engineering extension and outreach division, Engineering NM…
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An all-American story starring an immigrant

By Milan Simonich | msimonich@sfnewmexican.com Dec 9, 2018 Updated 15 hrs ago Santa Fe New Mexican: Ringside seat Breakthroughs are rare at the state Capitol. One occurred in 1922, the midst of Prohibition. Democrats won their first majority in the New Mexico House of Representatives that year. Republicans were in charge throughout the first decade…
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Johnson joins Skanska

By: Selah Farmer in DJC People December 10, 2018 8:44 am Michael G. Johnson CONSTRUCTION Michael Johnson joins Skanska as a quality engineer. He has in-depth experience with industrial water and waste treatment systems, including new construction documentation, source inspections, instrumentation and controls, and hazardous chemicals. He earned his degree in electrical engineerng from Arizona State…
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Latino students learn about STEM careers

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