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NMSU engineer adapts instrumentation for gas-giant planet research

A collaborative group of researchers in New Mexico and France have been peering into the night sky at Jupiter – through a solar telescope – to discover the origins of the Sun’s planetary system. New Mexico State University Electrical Engineering Professor David Voelz is retrofitting an instrument developed in France to detect and capture the data found with the Dunn Solar Telescope located at Sacramento Peak, Sunspot, New Mexico. 

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Engineering Technology student lounge dedicated to Dr. Jeff Beasley

WRITER: Vladimir Avina, 575-646-7234, vlad23@nmsu.edu On Monday, January 28, the College of Engineering at New Mexico State University held a ribbon cutting ceremony to dedicate the Engineering Technology student lounge to Dr. Jeffrey Beasley and his family.  Beasley served NMSU for almost 40 years as a professional engineer, professor and department head in the College of Engineering….
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New CHSS interim dean at NMSU hopes to move college forward

After a nearly 25-year career in the College of Engineering at New Mexico State University, having served as a faculty member, department head and associate dean, Sonya Cooper stepped into a new role in January, taking the helm of the College of Health and Social Services.
Cooper has been named interim dean of CHSS, an appointment that became effective Jan. 7. Cooper will lead the college as the university searches for a permanent dean to succeed Donna Wagner, who retired in December.

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NMSU chemical and materials engineering takes course outside of the classroom

Chemical engineering classes offered by the College of Engineering at New Mexico State University are no longer limited to the seats in a classroom. David Rockstraw, department head and Robert Davis Distinguished Professor for the Chemical and Materials Engineering Department, has brought the classroom to the student. 

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NMSU honors one department, 14 faculty at 2019 Spring Convocation

New Mexico State University faculty and staff were welcomed back to campus Tuesday, Jan. 15, during the spring 2019 convocation ceremony at NMSU’s Atkins Recital Hall. Every fall and spring, convocation is held to honor excellence on campus.

Fourteen faculty and one department were honored during the ceremony.

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Civil engineer to evaluate effectiveness of water disinfection treatments

WRITER: Linda Fresques As in other arid and semiarid parts of the world, water is a precious commodity in the southwestern United States. New Mexico State University civil engineering Assistant Professor Yanyan Zhang is working to evaluate if commonly used disinfection processes are effective in keeping the water supply pathogen-free and safe. Zhang recently received…
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NMSU engineering professor receives Department of Energy grant

New Mexico State University Department of Civil Engineering Assistant Professor Ehsan Dehghan Niri has received a United States Department of Energy grant. This is a three-year award for $400,000 and is a collaboration with Arizona State University.

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$20 million NSF grant for SMART Grid Center builds on NMSU research

WRITER: Minerva Baumann The grant will expand this research to include scientists across the state. The National Science Foundation recently announced the five-year grant for New Mexico’s SMART Grid Center under its Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR). The research program seeks to transform existing electricity distribution feeders into interconnected microgrids and will utilize…
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Office of Naval Research (ONR) Summer Faculty Research Program

The ONR Summer Faculty Research Program is accepting applications for 2019. ONR sponsors the Summer Faculty Research Program for U.S. citizens who hold teaching or research appointments at U.S. colleges and universities. This program provides an opportunity for faculty members to participate in research of mutual interest to the faculty member and professional peers at…
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NMSU engineers’ research focused on protecting government computer systems

At a time when security is a concern for everyone, it is a top priority for our government. A group of New Mexico State University engineering researchers is working with Sandia National Laboratories to ensure the integrated circuits they develop are protected by devising a scheme that will continuously monitor their operation. If abnormal behavior is detected, the NMSU security scheme will shut the circuit down before anything malicious occurs.

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