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NMSU engineering graduate awarded National Science Foundation fellowship

DATE: 07/13/2020 WRITER: Tiffany Acosta, 575-646-3929, tfrank@nmsu.edu CONTACT: Abdessattar Abdelkefi, 575-646-6546, abdu@nmsu.edu Ryan Quintana found his passion for research as an undergraduate student at New Mexico State University. The Santa Fe, New Mexico, native earned his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering in May 2020 and is a recipient of a highly-competitive 2020 National Science Foundation…
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In Memoriam: Mark Leslie Waggoner

Mark Leslie Waggoner passed away on June 30, 2020 in McKinney, TX. Mark was born in Las Vegas, NM on October 15th , 1963 and grew up in Socorro, NM. He further attended New Mexico State University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Technology. He was many things to many…
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Department of Energy renews funding for NMSU-administered Carlsbad environmental monitoring facility

DATE: 07/07/2020 WRITER: Linda Fresques, 575-646-7416, lfresque@nmsu.edu CONTACT: Anderson Ward, 575-234-7018, Anderson.Ward@cbfo.doe.gov Continuing a relationship that began in 1991, the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Environmental Management, Carlsbad Field Office, has renewed a grant to New Mexico State University. The project value is $14,470,270, with a five-year project period. Administered by the NMSU College…
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NMSU researchers examine robotic harvesting, data gathering in chile pepper fields

DATE: 06/29/2020 WRITER: Jane Moorman, 505-249-0527, jmoorman@nmsu.edu CONTACT: Stephanie Walker, 575-646-4398, swalker@nmsu.edu CONTACT: Monji Shukla, 575-656-2324, shuklamk@nmsu.edu CONTACT: Mahdi Haghshenas Jaryani, 575-646-1945, mahdihj@nmsu.edu Increasingly scarce irrigation resources and labor availability are key components impacting the sustainability of the New Mexico chile pepper industry. New Mexico State University’s Center of Excellence in Sustainable Food and Agricultural…
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NMSU Arrowhead Center’s Carlos Murguia named director of Foster Innovation Exchange

Date: 06/24/2020 Writer: Cassie McClure, 575-312-3242, cassie@mcclurepublications.com Carlos Murguia of New Mexico State University’s Arrowhead Center has been named director of the Foster Innovation Exchange (FIX), the premier collaboration space and network for entrepreneurs and emerging business leaders in the regional Borderplex. “FIX is an ecosystem where innovative, entrepreneurial students, universities, economic development organizations and…
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NMSU students continue Nicaraguan water project from home

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, a project of nearly a year in the making to provide residents of Oyanca, Nicaragua with potable water continues from New Mexico State University, with hope of finishing the on-site work next summer. Engineering Technology Professor Kenny Stevens and a group of NMSU students are working to increase the amount of water that hydraulic ram pumps deliver for the community.

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Engineering scholarship created to honor NMSU alumnus’ legacy

As a member of the military, James Sullivan traveled the world from Afghanistan to Kosovo and Massachusetts to Hawaii. He served in the United States Army and U.S. Army National Guard for 17 years.

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NMSU inks agreement with ExxonMobil to conduct produced water research

New Mexico State University and ExxonMobil have signed an agreement that will create a collaboration to coordinate research involving produced water projects and provide educational opportunities for students.

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Canceled: NM TransCon 2020

Attn: Registered and Prospective Attendees, Sponsors, and Vendors of the New Mexico Transportation and Construction Conference [NM TransCon]:

NM TransCon 2020, initially rescheduled from April to August 26-28, 2020 has been cancelled. Attendee registrations, sponsorships, and vendor packages will be refunded.

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NMSU’s 30th annual WERC Environmental Design Contest goes online

DATE: 06/08/2020 WRITER: Vladimir Avina, 575-646-7234, vlad23@nmsu.edu CONTACT: Ginger Scarbrough, gscarbro@nmsu.edu Amid a global pandemic, engineering students across the country competed virtually in the first-ever online WERC Environmental Design Contest, hosted by the College of Engineering at New Mexico State University. Nearly 100 students from nine colleges and universities across the country competed in this…
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