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Paul W. Klipsch Museum at NMSU open to the public Oct. 4

Audiophiles can have a rare tour and demonstration of the revolutionary speaker technology developed by Paul Wilbur Klipsch at New Mexico State University from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4. Klipsch, a 1926 graduate of NMSU, pioneered audio systems by using scientific principles to develop a corner horn speaker that sounded more lifelike than any of its predecessors. The Paul W. Klipsch Museum in the Ed and Harold Foreman Engineering Complex will be open to the public, and tours led by electrical engineering faculty members will be given free of charge.

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NSF awards NMSU $5 million for Phase II of smart grid research

The National Science Foundation recently awarded New Mexico State University a second $5 million dollar grant to fund Phase II of collaborative smart grid research. The grant will help researchers build on success of the program over the past five years, which resulted in publication of 450 peer-reviewed papers. The award through the NSF’s Center for Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST) seeks to strengthen and improve the efficiency, effectiveness and sustainability of the electric energy grid by addressing infrastructure challenges, security issues and working to create a highly trained and flexible workforce to support the future of the industry.

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ECE alum travels 200 plus miles every weekend to attend class

An engineer working for a research company in Socorro, N.M. travels more than 200 miles every Saturday to attend English as a Second Language courses at El Paso Community College. Saminda Fonseka, a Sri Lanka native, wanted to take his English-speaking skills to the next level to improve his work performance. That’s where he found the Intensive English Program at EPCC’s Valle Verde campus. The only catch–it’s a 200 mile drive for him every Saturday.

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NMSU, Environment Department to lead nation in filling scientific gaps in produced water treatment

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Thursday announced the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) and New Mexico State University (NMSU) have entered into a memorandum of understanding, which will create a produced water research consortium. Through this consortium, New Mexico will continue to lead the country in advancing scientific and technological solutions related to the treatment and reuse of produced water generated by the oil and gas industry.

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NMSU stabilizes enrollment, posts increase in system headcount

The New Mexico State University system has posted an increase in overall student enrollment numbers – the first such increase since 2010. The NMSU system includes its campuses in Las Cruces, Alamogordo, Carlsbad, Grants and around Doña Ana County.

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NMSU ranks as national top tier university

According to the U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges for 2020 National Universities rankings, New Mexico State University has been recognized as a top tier university for the seventh time in the last eight years.

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NMSU alumnus Frank Seidel to be recognized as first inductee of NMSU Entrepreneur Hall of Fame

New Mexico State University’s Arrowhead Center and Office of the Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies are pleased to announce the launch of the NMSU Entrepreneur Hall of Fame. Its first inductee, who will be recognized during Homecoming events in October, is NMSU alum Frank Seidel, president of Seidel Technologies.

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Galactic Unite launch STEM scholarship at New Mexico State University

Galactic Unite – Virgin Galactic’s outreach initiative – has partnered with Ultimate Software to offer a new STEM scholarship for students at New Mexico State University. The scholarship has been created through a shared passion to drive positive change for young people through harnessing the power of space and will launch in the fall of 2019.  It will see five students awarded a one-year-long scholarship that includes 12 months mentoring with a Virgin Galactic team member. It will be granted to undergraduate students studying a degree in engineering at NMSU College of Engineering.

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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, engineering physics, 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.

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NMSU alumni recognized for distinguished careers, philanthropy and service

Continuing a time-honored Homecoming tradition, the New Mexico State University Alumni Association has selected recipients for the 2019 Distinguished Alumni Awards, the inaugural Young Alumni Service Award and the James F. Cole Memorial Award for Service.

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