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Electrify New Mexico is scheduled for Oct. 14, 2020

Date: 09/11/2020 Contact: Sara Patricolo, 575-646-7852, spatrico@nmsu.edu On Oct. 14, statewide stakeholders and energy professionals will come together to discuss the opportunities to advance adoption of beneficial electric technologies – their most beneficial applications and efficiencies – as well as public policy and market and workforce opportunities associated with beneficial electrification. “Electrify New Mexico” is…
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NMSU researchers to test wastewater samples for early detection of COVID-19

A team of researchers at New Mexico State University is developing protocols to test wastewater samples as a possible method for early detection of SARS CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The team is an interdisciplinary effort from the colleges of Engineering, Arts and Sciences, and Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences.

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NMSU TRIO STEM-H Student Support Services Program receives $1.2 million in funding

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded a $1.2 million grant to the New Mexico State University TRIO STEM-H Student Support Services Program. The grant will continue to fund services for students through 2025.

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NASA EPSCoR Awards NMSU a Cooperative Agreement for Research and Development

Dr. Igor Sevostianov, NMSU Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, was selected for this NASA EPSCoR Research CAN funding. Dr. Sevostianov’s project, titled “Next Generation Additive Manufacturing for Space Applications,” focuses on the development of a methodology for quality control and optimization of processing parameters for Additive Manufacturing (AM).

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NMSU engineering grant to focus on first-generation, low-income student success

As a land-grant institution, as well as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, New Mexico State University’s principle goals are to enhance student success and social mobility. A recently awarded $2.1 million National Science Foundation grant to the College of Engineering is directly aimed at achieving that, helping first-generation, low-income students succeed in engineering.

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Two New Mexico Professors Recognized for Outstanding Mentorship

Two New Mexico professors have been selected for this year’s NM EPSCoR Mentor Award — Dr. Olga Lavrova and Dr. Ali Bidram. Nominated by their mentees, both recipients stand out for their exceptional efforts to build strong professional and interpersonal relationships with students; advance their mentees’ academic, research, and professional goals; and create inclusive environments for diverse students.

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Virtual town hall at NMSU invites statewide input for Clean Energy Economy Roadmap

Stakeholders from across New Mexico are invited to contribute to the formation of a Clean Energy Economy Roadmap as part of a virtual town hall to be held Aug. 5. The Clean Energy Economy Town Hall is hosted by New Mexico State University’s Innovation and Commercialization for a Regional Energy Workforce project.

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Chevron to provide support for NMSU STEM programs, scholarships

New Mexico State University STEM programs and scholarships in southeastern New Mexico have received a boost with a generous donation from Chevron’s Mid-Continent Business Unit. NMSU’s colleges of Engineering and Education, along with the NMSU Carlsbad campus, each received funding from the $99,000 gift.

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NMSU engineering graduate awarded National Science Foundation fellowship

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 Graduate Research Fellowship.

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Department of Energy renews funding for NMSU-administered Carlsbad environmental monitoring facility

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 of Engineering, environmental monitoring will be performed at the Carlsbad Environmental Monitoring and Research Center.

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